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GM Goes Solar

Installing major solar array at Lordstown plant.

by on Oct.22, 2014

GM continues adding solar arrays at plants around the world. The maker announced it's adding an array at its Lordstown, Ohio, facility.

General Motors is aiming to bolster its green credentials by installing a huge solar array that will be visible from the well-traveled Ohio Turnpike outside the company’s big assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

GM’s new 2.2 megawatt, ground-mounted solar array will be complete by the end of the year. When the last of more than 8,500 solar panels are in place, it will be GM’s largest solar installation in the Western Hemisphere, the maker claims – but not necessarily the largest sun-power system, producing just a fraction of the output of the solar park in use at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant.

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GM has been adding solar arrays and waste-burning power generators at its assembly plants in the U.S. as part of a concerted effort to reduce costs and clean up the environment by eliminating waste and limiting the use of carbon-based fuel such as oil and coal. (more…)

GM Invests $50 Million to Keep Compact Cruzing

Chevy Cruze faring well in tough market segment

by on May.02, 2014

At 46 mpg Chevy Cruze Turbo Diesel is one reason why the car is selling well in the very competitive segment.

With the next generation Cruze making its debut in China last month, General Motors has committed to building the next generation Cruze for North America in its big assembly complex in Lordstown, Ohio.

GM said is investing $50 million for a new flexible Trim Shop and upgrades to the Press Room at the Lordstown Complex for the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan.

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“This investment will enhance our customer responsiveness while providing our team with the tools and processes needed to be the best at building the next generation Cruze,” said Lordstown Plant Manager Bob Parcell. (more…)

GM Reveals Plans for Next-Gen Chevy Cruze

Diesel expected to be added with next-gen sedan.

by on Aug.23, 2012

GM's Lordstown plant will build the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze.

It’s been one of the world’s best-selling nameplates and a massive factor in Chevrolet’s recent performance.  So there’s little surprise that General Motors plans to amp up the next-generation Chevy Cruze model.

The maker today confirmed plans to produce the next version of the compact line at its sprawling Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant, a move that will see GM invest $220 million into both that factory and another stamping facility in nearby Parma.

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The announce is expected to save as many as 5,000 U.S. jobs had GM decided to shift Cruze production abroad.  The decision appears to reflect a cooperative effort between the maker and the United Auto Workers Union that will bring down manufacturing costs for the next-gen Chevy Cruze.