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GM plans week long shutdown of Lordstown plant in January

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Workers on the third shift at the Lordstown Assembly Plant won't be the only General Motors employees staying home the week of January 23rd.

GM says it plans to shut down operations that week to align production with demand for the Chevy Cruze made at the plant.

GM reported on Thursday that November sales of the locally made Cruze were up 9 percent over the same period a year ago, year-to-date sales are down nearly 20% from 2015.

It is also the same week that GM said it would third shift would be cut.

The automaker announced in early November that end the third shift because consumers were buying more trucks and crossover vehicles.

Eliminating the shift is expected to cost the jobs of 1,250 GM workers, and more jobs from suppliers.

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