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Sunday, November 13, 2016

GM Laying Off Over 2,000 at 2 Car Plants as Sales Slow

DETROIT (AP) — Falling demand for cars is forcing General Motors to lay off more than 2,000 workers indefinitely at two assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan starting in January.

The company says it will suspend the third shifts at factories in Lordstown, Ohio, near Cleveland, and in Lansing, Michigan, because customers are shifting from cars to SUVs and trucks.

About 1,250 workers will be furloughed at the Lordstown plant, which makes the Chevrolet Cruze compact car. Another 840 will be idled at the Lansing Grand River factory, which makes the Chevrolet Camaro muscle car and the Cadillac ATS and CTS luxury cars.

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

The demand is there, but no one can afford the high prices of new cars. The last time I afford a new car was in 2003. I bought a new Pontiac Vibe GT. I still have this car and passed on down to my son. Been buying used since then, and when I do it's Japanese because of quality.

Anonymous said...

This HAS to be the first thing addressed, CEO Marry Barra 28.6 compensation package for 2016 but we have to lay off

Anonymous said...

What a surprise, GM struggling again...

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot Trump.

Anonymous said...

3:59 Not Trumps fault they cannot run their Company

Anonymous said...

Very few american cars in my neighborhood. Mostly high end Japanese or german imports. There are a few old geysers that drive older Cadillacs. Majority of young buyers want stylish imports. American car companies failed to recognize what millennials want when they buy cars. Many are not buying but rent when they need a vehicle or use uber to get around.

Anonymous said...

3:59

What a stupid thing to say. Trump is not President yet you idiot. Yrump won't be President until January

How's this Trumps fault?

What a stupid fool!

Anonymous said...

New cars are simply too expensive for me.

Anonymous said...

I notice that the people who have the nicest cars don't work at all.
They are either very rich (given to them) or very "poor" and again, it is given to them.

Zorro said...

Are these the "Homey" Rioters we are seeing that have been paid to riot by Sorros, Obama and Clinton?

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:59, the problem isn't trump it's the unions fighting for people to get $40.00 hr to put screws in a dashboard maybe 4 times a day! Then it's the CEO's getting millions to do nothing. Educate yourself before you spew crap from a keyboard!

Anonymous said...

You mean Obama. Trump isn't sworn in yet.

Anonymous said...

It's actually called making cars nobody wants... funny after working for domestics for years then working for Mercedes Benz... we haven't had a 2016 car on our lot for several months... Chevy can't give them away...it's called making a number of cars you can sell instead of just loading the market hoping they can sell....GM never learns.....

Anonymous said...

Cars are way too expensive..and if your credit is challenged your interest rate is going to be terrible...if they would come down on prices and work with people who can't afford high payments they might sell cars again!!

Anonymous said...

The car market situation is terrible. I set out to by a brand new 2017 but the prices are beyond my ability to repay so, I ended up buying an old 2010 Grand Sport Corvette. Just terrible

Anonymous said...

GM has been in trouble for 20 years , too high of pay scale , faulty cars lazy workers. No bailout with this president elect.

Anonymous said...

Just buy a 2 year old car with low mileage and pay less than half price.

Anonymous said...

No more Gov Bailouts for them ..
Now it is OUR turn ....Bail out working Middle class....
No more like last time..bailing out the Rich like Obama did

We middle class did not get anything last time while these
large companys Laughed at us and the stupid Gov.......

Anonymous said...

No more Bailouts for GM this time around

Bail Out the working middle class instead next time.....

Anonymous said...

GM don't wine we taxpayers Bailed your sorry ass out
while we got Nothing LAST TIME !!!!

If you can't make it , then Go Out of Business like the rest
of us have to do...we don't get Bailed out !!!

Anonymous said...

We did not forget how Obama Gave away Millions to the banks and others in the First Bail Outs , were they did not even
have to / or pay any of it back

while we got Nothing .. they throwing lavish parties ,buying jets etc... (a crime) laughing at US middle class workers

Well, You Just Paid the Price ... Trump just Won !!
Americans just WON !!

Anonymous said...

Make the Rich pay ALL the taxes , and the rest of us pay
NONE ....that's a Fair system... esp since the GOV Prints
money, so WHY do they need US to pay any Taxes ???
Not based on Gold anymore but on TRUST they say on TV
they run the presses 24/7, let us keep our $$$
Triple social security . it is way behind
Make ALL pet shelters NO-KILL all 50 states, stop the
murder.......
Deport ALL bad criminals to Siberia..... quit paying for them to stay here...get Rid of them.....