Growth possiblity for Parma's General Motors plant

PARMA, Ohio - As 1,500 employees continue to work at the General Motors plant in Parma, there is hope that the number could increase.

Gov. John Kasich recently said the big three automakers in Detroit are going to be making big investments in Ohio. The statement came on the heels of a $72 million investment by Chrysler at a plant in Toledo. That investment is expected to create 1,100 new jobs.

GM's Lordstown plant employs about 4,500 people and is in charge of manufacturing the Chevy Cruze – the best selling car in the country in June.

"Our motto is to design, build and sell the world's best vehicles," said GM communications manager Tom Mock. "As long as we keep doing that and the marketplace continues to respond, we're very confident about the future of job growth."

There are no new job predictions for Parma but there is good news. In July, the U.S. saw the biggest jump in orders for motor vehicles and parts since January 2003.

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