Workers at the General Motors Lordstown Complex will be idled for three weeks in March.
In early February, GM announced that it would have several down weeks at the plant this year to align production of the Chevrolet Cruze with market demand for the compact car.
Production will be down during the weeks of March 13, 20 and 27.
January Cruze sales actually were up 38.9 percent year-over-year, but analysts see no end in sight for the trend of consumers buying sport utility vehicles over compact and midsize cars.
This week is the first week the plant is back on a full schedule of two shifts after losing its third shift in January.
Lack of demand for small cars as consumers switch to the sport utility vehicles and trucks is also what led to the end of the third shift, which was added in 2010 when the Cruze came to Lordstown.
The loss led to about 235 layoffs on the fabrication side of the plant and more than 600 on the assembly side.
Glenn Johnson, president of the UAW Local 1112, could not be reached for comment.