Lordstown Assembly Resumes Production

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – After a two-week shutdown, General Motors Lordstown Assembly went back online Sunday night as production of the Chevrolet Cruze resumed.

“There were no issues. We’re running smoothly and ramping up,” said Tom Mock, the plant’s communications manager. “We’re glad to be back to support our customers and our community.”

The plant, which employs 4,500 workers, closed the week of April 25 due to problems in the supply chain caused by earthquakes in Japan. In addition to the Lordstown Assembly, GM plants in Fairfax, Kan., Spring Hill, Tenn. and Oshawa, Ontario were also closed.

During the shutdown, not all functions at the plant stopped. A Facebook post by United Auto Workers Local 1714 on April 21 said “a limited amount of members will be needed to work during this time.”

Representatives from UAW Locals 1714 and 1112 were not immediately available for comment.

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