Production of the Chevrolet Cruze at GM’s Lordstown Assembly in Lordstown, OH will be temporarily suspended starting after the second shift this evening. According to GM Authority sources, there is an issue sourcing struts for the Delta II-based vehicle.
Here’s the production advisory sent by UAW Local 1112:
PRODUCTION ADVISORY December 12, 2011 *PRODUCTION ADVISORY* For your information, please be advised that due to a supplier issue, ALL PRODUCTION SHIFTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, AFTER THE SECOND SHIFT TONIGHT. Skilled Trades employees are to report for work on their regular shifts. Other Team Members scheduled for work will be notified by their Group Leaders. We will utilize the local media to communicate the status of operations. In this regard, the following local media outlets will be contacted. Radio: WKBN, 570 AM; 570wkbn.com WYFM, 102.9 FM; theradiocenter.com WTAM, 1100 AM; wtam.com Television: WKBN TV (27); wkbn.com WYTV TV (33); wytv.com WFMJ TV (21); wfmj.com Accordingly, you should pay close attention to the above sources to determine the status of operations and react accordingly. In addition, updates will be provided on the Lordstown Information Hotline at 1-800-934-9244 and UAW Local 1112’s website. Webmaster UAW Local 1112
We hope the issue gets cleared up as fast as humanly possible. Stay tuned to GM Authority as we learn more.
Update: according to sources, manufacturing is being halted due to the struts making road noise in low speed-conditions.