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GM to lay off 2,000 workers in January

Posted at 10:37 AM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 10:37:51-05

DETROIT (AP) -- Shifting demand from cars to trucks and SUVS is forcing General Motors to lay off more than 2,000 workers indefinitely at two assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan starting in January.

The company says the shifts will be idled at factories in Lordstown, Ohio, near Cleveland and in Lansing, Michigan.

The Lordstown plant makes the Chevrolet Cruze compact car, while the Lansing Grand River factory makes the Chevrolet Camaro muscle car and the Cadillac ATS and CTS luxury cars.

GM says the moves are being made to align production to demand for the cars.

GM also announced it would invest more than $900 million at a Toledo, Ohio, transmission plant, the Lansing Grand River factory and a casting plant in Bedford, Indiana, to prepare for future new vehicles.

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