GM Invests $50 Million in Lordstown Plant
In preparation for the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, General Motors has invested nearly $50 million into the Lordstown Complex. The investment will pay for a new flexible Trim Shop and other upgrades to the plant's Press Room. Construction at the plant has already begun, and as it gets closer to completion, Chevrolet will announce when the new Cruze will enter production. "This investment will enhance our customer responsiveness while providing our team with the tools and processes needed to be the best at building the next generation Cruze," said Lordstown Plant Manager Bob Parcel in a statement. Last year, the Lordstown plant launched the all-new Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, which was later named the Diesel Car of the Year for 2013. Before that, Chevrolet launched the Cruze at the plant back in 2010, and since its original release, it has become the best-selling car for GM and the seventh best-selling car in the U.S. through March of this year. When the millionth Chevrolet Cruze is produced--a red LT model with the RS package--UAW Locals 1112 and 1714 will purchase it to raffle it off to a Lordstown employee. All money gathered from ticket sales will then be donated to local charities. Source: General Motors
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