GM is Also Shutting Down Ohio’s West Chester Two Processing Center by Sebastien Bell March 6, 2019 Share Comments In addition to, and perhaps because of, Lordstown Assembly’s shut down, GM is shutting down southern Ohio’s West Chester Twp processing center on May 31. The closure will affect 101 hourly and salaried workers at the facility, 94 of whom are represented by the UAW. Last November, UAW Local 696 President Brian Martin told WCPO Cincinnati that GM would shut the plant down in September, but the plant will be closing before that. At the time, Martin said that workers would have the option of moving to Burton, Michigan, 4 hours away, for work. GM’s history in West Chester dates back to 2000, when it constructed a 384,000 sq. ft. building in the town. GM is also shutting down its Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio today. That plant was supposed to continue making cars until Friday, but the line stops today, instead. Metal stamping will apparently continue until the end of the month. The shutdowns are part of a controversial wave of GM deallocations. Along with these two Ohio locations, GM is also shutting down its Detroit-Hamtramck and Oshawa Assembly plants, along with a powertrain plant in Maryland and a transmission plant in Warren, Michigan.