GM Lordstown to Mark 50 Years with Open House

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors Co. and UAW Local 1112 will host an open house at Lordstown Complex East May 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate the Lordstown Assembly’s 50th anniversary.

“Thanks to the support we have received from out customers and this community, Lordstown has established a strong U.S. manufacturing footprint that directly and indirectly employs thousands of people in our region,” said plant manager Steve Notar Donato and UAW 1112 President Glenn Johnson in a joint statement. “The open house is our way of showing our appreciation to the community where we operate and thank all that have worked hard over the years.”

Among the events planned for the open house is an hour-long tour of the Lordstown plant. Those going on the tour are advised to register in advance at one of the 17 Chevrolet All-Star dealerships in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

On May 21, a car show will be held at the Lordstown Complex East parking lot, just off of Hallock-Young Road. Registration forms are also available at the 17 Chevy dealerships, as well as at UAW1112.com. Early registration is $10 and registration the day of the show is $15. The first 300 people to sign up will receive a commemorative plaque.

The first car built at the Lordstown Assembly, a four-door Impala sport sedan, left the assembly line at 10 a.m. on April 28, 1966. It’s destination was Martin Chevrolet in Warren.

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