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Wed. 6 p.m.: Lordstown rolls out ’19 Cruze

LORDSTOWN – The assembly line at the General Motors Lordstown Complex shifted gears this week as the plant began production of the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze amid growing uncertainty about the local automaker’s future.

The start of regular production for the model year change began Monday.

GM Lordstown spokesman Tom Mock said the process of turning a coil of steel into a 2019 Cruze – with stops at the stamping plant, paint, electrical and other departments along the way – takes about 24 hours. After the car is assembled, plant executives review the process to check the vehicle for safety and customer specifications.

Cars are typically delivered to all North American dealers between two and four weeks after the vehicle leaves the production line.

Read more in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle.

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