CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that the CEO of General Motors is planning to sell the recently shuttered assembly plant in Lordstown to a company that manufactures electric trucks. “Great news for Ohio!,” the president declared Wednesday morning. President Trump also claimed that Mary Barra, the head of GM, told […]

President Trump is congratulating General Motors Lordstown for selling their plant on Twitter. Check out the tweet below:   The tweet said, “GREAT NEWS FOR OHIO! Just spoke to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, who informed me that, subject to a UAW agreement, etc., GM will be selling their beautiful Lordstown Plant to Workhorse, […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — There’s a glimmer of hope for the downtrodden town of Lordstown and its General Motors plant that once employed thousands of workers. For all of News 5 Cleveland’s coverage of Lordstown, click here. According to GM representative Dan Flores, the company has “received inquiries from interested parties related to the Lordstown Complex and […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – President Donald Trump continues to urge the leaders of General Motors, as he took to Twitter Monday morning calling for the reopening of the company’s Lordstown production facility. The president tweeted, “Close a plant in China or Mexico,” and asked for the automotive manufacturer to bring jobs back to Ohio and […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — It was an emotional day in Lordstown as the final Chevy Cruze rolled off the assembly line Wednesday afternoon at the GM Lordstown Plant.  The car was draped in an American flag and surrounded by heavyhearted workers, who now face an uncertain future. General Motors decided to have the plant go idle, as part of […]

WARREN, Ohio — Residents of Lordstown and Warren were dealt another blow this month when a company that makes seats for the automotive industry announced it will lay off 120 employees in the first quarter of 2019. On Dec. 14, Magna set a letter to the Ohio Office of Workforce Development regarding the layoff, citing […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The ceasing of production at the Lordstown General Motors plant will have a serious impact on Ohio. It’s not just the local workforce that’s affected, though. “The spinoff from this plant is what’s amazing,” said Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill in a phone interview with Cleveland 19 News. “You know, all the sub-suppliers, all […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The General Motors plant in Lordstown will stop production in March of 2019, according to sources who confirmed the news to WKBN. Back in June, nearly 600 employees at the plant opted to retire early or accept a buyout after the company announced the elimination of the second shift. GM is slashing 14,700 factory and white-collar […]

LORDSTOWN, OH (WOIO) – The General Motors plant in Lordstown made the dramatic announcement that it will go down from two shifts to one. The news came during a plant-wide employee meeting on Friday afternoon, according to WKBN. The one-shift schedule will take effect on June 18. As many as 1,500 employees will be impacted. The development comes as […]

PARMA, OH (WOIO) – Parma Metal Center employees received good news Wednesday. Managers announced General Motors Company is awarding a $218 million investment at Parma to prepare the facility for future product programs. “For Parma, today’s investment news continues to create good, stable jobs for our family and communities’ economic future. Through the collective bargaining […]

  The move comes in following numerous accusations and problems involving many of GM’s product.   NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — General Motors announced recalls of more than 8.4 million vehicles worldwide, most of those for faulty ignition switches. The sum of vehicles recalled Monday amount to the company’s largest single day of recalls this year. […]

PARMA, OH (WOIO) – General Motors will invest $220 million for tooling and equipment to build the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze in two northeast Ohio plants retaining more than 5,000 jobs at facilities in Lordstown and Parma. The Lordstown Complex, with support from the metal center in the Cleveland suburb of Parma, has built more than […]