GM to put off 2,000 employees at two U.S. vegetation attributable to slowing gross sales

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Normal Motors Co plans to put off 2,000 workers at two U.S. auto vegetation in early 2017, the automaker mentioned on Wednesday.
GM mentioned it’ll furlough the workers when it cuts the third shift at its Lords city, Ohio and Lansing, Michigan vegetation in mid-January. The Lords city plant builds the compact Chevrolet Cruze, whose U.S. gross sales by way of October had been down 20 p.c. The Lansing Grand River plant builds the Cadillac ATS and CTS, whose gross sales had been down 17 p.c by way of October. GM additionally mentioned it’ll make investments $211 million on the Lansing plant for an unspecified “new product program.” The corporate additionally will make investments $668 million in its Toledo transmission plant for a brand new era of transmissions.