GM to resume production at Lordstown plant from Friday image

General Motors will resume production at its Lordstown plant where the Cruze compact car is made, three days after an issue with a supplier.

Production is scheduled to resume beginning with the third shift Friday (the shift begins late tonight).
All Lordstown Complex employees are to report at their regularly scheduled times unless notified by their leadership.

While managers wouldn’t go into detail of the problems, employees said there was a problem with some struts for the car.

UAW Local 1714 president Dave Green said his workers will receive a short paycheck for this week.

“They’ll probably be filing for unemployment, but it’s again too early to determine,” said Green. “I don’t know if we’re going to be out next week or not.”

The complex, with production and stamping plants, employs about 4,500 people.

For Chevrolet the latest stumble is slowing down a car that has been a point of pride the car maker has been quick to tout. It is the first Chevy in many years, even decades, that seems to compete seriously with rivals like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.