GM to Idle 5 Plants in the U.S. and Canada

By Paul Riegler on 26 November 2018
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General Motors, the largest American automobile manufacturer, said Monday it plans to stop production at three car plants and two transmission facilities next year.

The list of factories includes the Lordstown Assembly plant in northeast Ohio; the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in southeast Michigan; the Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario, Canada; the Baltimore Operations parts plant; and the Warren Transmission Operations plant in southeast Michigan.

“We are taking this action now while the company and the economy are strong to keep ahead of changing market conditions,” said GM CEO Mary Barra in a conference call.

The automaker said it will also lay off 15% of its salaried workers.

The move will call into question the future of several automobiles manufactured including the Chevrolet Cruze, the Chevrolet Impala, the Volt, and the Cadillac XTS.

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