13 Dec '11, 10am

GM suspends production at Chevrolet Cruze plant in Ohio

(REUTERS) - General Motors (GM) on Monday suspended production at an Ohio plant that makes the Chevrolet Cruze compact car due to a supplier issue. Production at the Lordstown, Ohio, factory was halted. Workers on the first and second shifts worked shortened schedules, while the third shift was suspended, GM Lordstown spokesman Tom Mock said. Mr Mock said skilled trade workers at the plant are due to report to work at their regular hours. GM spokesman Chris Lee declined to describe the nature of the supplier issue, saying only that the No. 1 United States (US) automaker was looking to restart production as swiftly as possible. So far this year, the Cruze is the second-best-selling small car in the US auto market and the 10th-best-selling vehicle overall as consumers seek more fuel efficient options. GM chief executive Dan Akerson said this month that he hoped the Cruze, wh...

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