GM Plants Cancel More Shifts After Fire at Parts Supplier
Lordstown, where the automaker builds its popular Chevrolet Cruze compact, is one of six GM plants affected by the fire at the Magna International (MGA) manufacturing plant in Howell, Mich., last week, The Detroit News reported.
GM will resume production at Lordstown on
As of Friday, GM had canceled or shortened shifts at five other plants, including its Detroit-Hamtramck, Flint Assembly and Lansing Delta Township plants. The automaker said it was running shorter shifts, rescheduling production and changing overtime plans at plants.
The fire damaged about 40% of the facility, but only 25% of the damage affected production, a Magna spokeswoman told the News.
Magna also supplies parts to Ford Motor (F) and Chrysler Group, neither of which expect production to be affected by the Magna plant fire.