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General Motors Lordstown plant to halt production earlier than initially estimated

Workers faced with tough choices as plant jobs shutter.
Workers faced with tough choices as plant jobs shutter.(John Minchillo | Source: AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Updated: Mar. 4, 2019 at 3:51 PM EST
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WARREN, OH (WOIO) - General Motors will end production of the Chevrolet Cruze at the Lordstown assembly plant days earlier than previously thought.

Officials with GM announced on Monday that production will actually end on Wednesday, March 6, according to a company spokesperson. It was initially estimated that the shutdown would occur on Friday, March 8.

The closure is part of a plan to close five U.S. and Canadian plants

Approximately 1,400 employees were working at GM’s Lordstown facility at the time the shutdown was announced in November 2018.

According to GM, the 6.2 million-square-foot facility opened in 1966.

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