Lordstown Assembly

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The Lordstown Complex (formerly known as Lordstown Assembly and Lordstown Metal Center) is part of a General Motors automobile factory in Lordstown, Ohio. The plant opened in 1966 and currently produces the compact Delta platform cars. It was announced in early April 2006, that as part of GM scaling back production nationwide, that the third shift at the Lordstown plant would cease operations in the coming months. An employee buyout and early retirements eliminated the need for layoffs.

Current Products:

There was speculation that this plant would be the production facility for the Saturn Astra by 2008, however GM decided not to proceed on that venture in March 2006. The current Saturn facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee is slated for retooling for other GM products as part of General Motors restructuring.

It was announced on October 2nd, 2007 that production of the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 will be moved to Mexico in 2009 when those vehicles are redesigned. GM Lordstown will receive two RWD mid-size sedans, one of which will be the next-generation Cadillac BLS (which will be released for the U.S. market, unlike the current Europe-only model) and the other will be a Pontiac, likely called the G7, as it will slide in between the G6 and G8. Small crossover SUV's based on the next-generation Chevrolet Aveo (and more than likely the winner between the Trax, Beat, and Groove concept contest) will also be built at Lordstown.[1] A new subcompact Chevrolet sedan that may be a Chevrolet Cobalt replacement and built on the same platform will be built here as well.

Lordstown Assembly Production
Years Product Numbers Produced
1966-1970 Caprice, Impala, Bel Air 453,086
1967-1969 Firebird 220,230
1971-1977 Vega 857,753
1971-1994 Chevrolet Van 1,948,468
1971-1994 GMC Vandura 423,547
1975-1977 Astre 132,046
1977-1980 Monza/Sunbird 893,734
1978-1979 Skyhawk/Starfire 101,907
1982-1994 Cavalier/J-2000/Sunbird 3,744,631
1995-1997 Cavalier/Sunfire/Toyota Cavalier 843,741
Total through 1998 10,619,143
1998-2000 Toyota Cavalier
1998-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
1998-2005 Pontiac Sunfire
2005-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
2005-2009 Pontiac G5/Pursuit/G4
2010-future Cadillac BLS
2010-future Pontiac RWD midsize sedan, likely to be called G7
2010-future Chevrolet Beat
2010-future Chevrolet Cruze[2]

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Coordinates: 41°8′48.42″N -80°52′36.63″E / 41.1467833°N 79.1231583°W / 41.1467833; -79.1231583