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    Ohio's Tax Credit Authority is ordering GM to repay $28 million in tax incentives it received to keep its Lordstown Assembly Plant open, according to the Columbus Dispatch. General Motors also agreed to invest a further $12 million in the state as part of an agreement whose terms were publicized...
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    The Ohio state agency tasked with figuring out how to recoup taxes from GM delayed taking action on Monday. Shortly before a meeting of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority, the item pertaining to GM's tax breaks was taken off the agenda. The move, reports The Columbus Dispatch, is not unusual but no...
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    Rivian wants to dazzle you with excessive range and dirt-flinging tank turns. Ford wants you to feel virtuous while behind the wheel of an F-150. General Motors wants to crush things beneath the wheels of the monstrous GMC Hummer EV. Lordstown Motors's electric pickup, on the other hand...
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    If you weren't aware, the sprawling General Motors assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio is no longer cranking out Chevy Cruzes. No plant is. And there's now a strange "Lordstown Motors" sign adorning the complex, with some sort of crazy promise about building electric pickups? Wild. The state of...
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    It's the smallest player in the nascent electric pickup segment, but it wants to be among the first - if not the first - to field such a product. That would be Lordstown Motors Corp., the fledgling automaker that took ownership of General Motors' sprawling assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio last...
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    No, General Motors hasn't snatched back its mothballed Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant and restarted production of the Chevrolet Cruze. Clearly, those angry letters from yours truly fell on deaf ears. Instead, the plant's new owner, Lordstown Motors, will reveal the model it hopes to build at...
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    That didn't take long. With General Motors now in possession of a ratified four-year labor agreement, a plant the automaker closed down earlier this year, and one it had no intention of restoring to its past glory, is out of its hands. Ohio's Lordstown Assembly, which fell victim to dwindling...
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    President Trump tweeted yesterday that GM would be selling its Lordstown assembly plant to EV manufacturer Workhorse. While a deal turns out to have been in the works, reports now reveal that the deal is far from complete. "This is probably not yet a day to celebrate," Ohio Governor Mike DeWine...
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    [Update: GM has confirmed Trump's tweets, saying it will add 450 jobs with investments at the DMAX plant in Moraine, the Toledo transmission plant, and its Parma metal center. "In response to General Motors' announcement today, the UAW's position is unequivocal: General Motors should assign a...
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    The president of a UAW local that represented General Motors workers at the now shuttered Lordstown Assembly plant isn't happy knowing there was a chance that the mothballed facility could still be cranking out Chevrolet Cruzes. Dave Green, president of UAW Local 1112, responded to reports in...
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    Union and GM representatives met Tuesday to discuss saving the automaker's Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant, but GM said that it still plans to close the plant in 2019. "Unfortunately, all Unifor's proposals would involve substantial incremental costs and a further deterioration of GM's...
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    It won't be a joyous Christmas for many General Motors workers. As it embarks on a wide-ranging cost-cutting plan, GM plans to cull six models and mothball five plants in the U.S. and Canada, eliminating up to 15,000 jobs in the process. On Friday, the automaker said the process of notifying...
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    Cadillac does it. Porsche does it. Audi does it. Even Mercedes and BMW. It's a Hot Vee turbocharger. Why go against the norm when it comes to snail placement? This is why, and how it works. With a conventional turbo, or pair of turbos, the turbocharger is hung off the side of the engine...
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    The C8 Corvette's release has been delayed six months due to electrical issues, according to a report from GM Authority. The news follows another report stating that the C8 would not be released at the Detroit auto show, contrary to oft-repeated rumors. Sources speaking on condition of...
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    Two senators in Ohio, home to the unfortunate Lordstown Assembly plant, want answers from General Motors. Following the automaker's announcement that it will withdraw the plant's sole product - the Chevrolet Cruze - in March of 2019, leaving the factory's remaining 1,500 workers out of a job...
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    The final winter installment of the North American International Auto Show won't play host to the first mid-engine Corvette. That's according to a report from GM Authority. The publication, after seeking official comment from Chevrolet, was told that neither the brand's car nor its crossover...
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    GM's Lordstown Assembly in Ohio, Detroit-Hamtanck Assembly in Michigan, and Oshawa Assembly in Ontario are all at risk, as GM has announced that it will not allocate new products to them. All of the products currently being assembled at the plants are expected to stop by 2019, leaving the...
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    Nearly 300 workers, local business leaders, and a handful of state and national government officials got together this week to try to save GM's Lordstown Assembly plant. The assembly was part of the "Drive it Home" campaign that's trying to save the plant from a slow slide into disuse. GM...
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    Workers at GM's Lordstown Assembly plant are taking early retirements and contract buyouts, hoping to avoid layoffs as the second shift at that plant is being eliminated. The Lordstown, OH, plant builds the Chevrolet Cruze sedan. Sales of that car have been falling, from a high of 273,060 in...
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    General Motors summoned all 3,000 of its Lordstown Assembly employees to the Ohio plant this afternoon, and half left the meeting with an uncertain future. The automaker said it plans to cut the second shift at the plant, just a year after GM scrapped the third shift in the face of declining...
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