Lordstown, Ohio GM plant to shut down an extra week to trim inventory

LORDSTOWN, Ohio - A General Motors plant in northeast Ohio is shutting down for an extra week beginning Aug. 26 to trim car inventories.

The shutdown in Lordstown near Youngstown is coming just two months after the Chevy Cruze built at the plant set an all-time sales record.

President Glenn Johnson with United Auto Workers Local 1112 in Lordstown says the extra week is meant to trim car volume. Plant spokesman Tom Mock says the move as intended to "align the product with market demands."

The plant took its regular summer shutdown in July.

An analyst tells The Vindicator of Youngstown ( bit.ly/19jX5bX ) the shutdown reflects an industry trend to reduce production instead of increasing incentives to sell more vehicles.

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