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.
- 2005 — Chevrolet Cobalt
- 2005 — Pontiac Pursuit (Canada)
- 2005 — Pontiac G4 (Mexico)
- 2007 — Pontiac G5 (USA)
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. A new subcompact Chevrolet sedan that may be a Chevrolet Cobalt replacement and built on the same platform will be built here as well.
|1966-1970||Caprice, Impala, Bel Air||453,086|
|Total through 1998||10,619,143|
|2010-future||Pontiac RWD midsize sedan, likely to be called G7|