GM Increasing Production

By: Associated Pres
By: Associated Pres

General Motors Co. will announce increased hours at several factories due to rising sales from the government's Cash for Clunkers program.

Union officials say GM will increase production at its Lordstown, Ohio, and Orion Township, Mich., factories.

One day will be added to the work week at the Lordstown plant, which makes the Chevrolet Cobalt small car. Increases also are expected at the Orion plant, where the Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 are made.

The clunkers program offers up to $4,500 to people who trade older, inefficient vehicles for new, more efficient models.

Ford Motor, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and Chrysler all have announced production increases due to the program.

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  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Aug 25, 2009 at 10:23 PM
    Dave, to answer your question, this will stimulate the repo-man's business. Once people miss a few car payments, he'll be towing away a lot of brand new cars. Should have kept that old clunker, that's what I did. It's kind of nice not having a car payment.
  • by Dave Location: Litchfield on Aug 18, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    When the "Cash for Clunkers" program ends, will there still be the demand for new automobiles and trucks? Or, will the situation return to what it was before the program began? I am also wondering how people can afford a new vehicle---even with the program in place. Especially with the unemployment rate so high.
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