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GM To Restart Cruze Line After Supplier Stumble

GM said the northeast Ohio plant is ready to restart production after an unnamed supplier had issues earlier this week.

Updated 10:10AM CST on December 15, 2011.

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) β€” General Motors Co. says its plant in northeast Ohio that makes the Chevrolet Cruze compact car is not ready to restart production after all.

Work was halted Monday night at the complex in Lordstown, near Youngstown, because of what was described as a supplier issue.

GM said early Thursday that production would begin again with the third shift late Thursday night. However, automaker said at late morning that the startup has been postponed. It didn't say until when.

Employees are to ignore an earlier announcement that they report for their Friday shifts.

The Lordstown complex includes production and stamping plants. About 4,500 people work there.


LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) β€” The GM plant in northeast Ohio that makes the Chevrolet Cruze compact car is ready to restart production halted earlier this week for what was described as a supplier issue.

General Motors Co. said Thursday that work would begin again with the third shift late Thursday night at the complex in Lordstown, near Youngstown.

The company also says employees scheduled for Friday's first and second shifts should report at their normal times.

Production had stopped Monday night. The Detroit-based automaker did not offer details about the issue with the supplier.

The Lordstown complex includes production and stamping plants. About 4,500 people work there.

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