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LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — General Motors says the first of five North American plants that it plans to close by 2020 will end production this week in Ohio.
A GM spokeswoman confirmed Monday that production of the Chevrolet Cruze will come to an end Wednesday at its sprawling Ohio assembly plant near Youngstown.
The plant closings are part of a major restructuring under way for the Detroit-based automaker.
GM is shifting its focus to making trucks, SUVs and electric and autonomous vehicles.
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The plant closings in the U.S. still must be negotiated with the union so some workers at GM’s Lordstown plant in Ohio are hoping it still can be saved .
The plant that employed more than 4,000 workers just a few years ago has been down to 1,400 hourly employees in recent months.
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