UPDATE: GM plant closings will hit parts suppliers far and wide
The impact from General Motors' big restructuring this year will be felt beyond the five North American factories that are slated to close in the coming months.
Thousands of jobs at auto parts suppliers and other industry-related positions also are at stake.
Already, two employers with 300 workers in Ohio intend to close because of GM's plan to idle an assembly plant near Youngstown in March.
GM says many of its blue-collar workers whose jobs are facing elimination will find work at the automaker's other factories.
But that won't be the case for many workers in the supply chain who make parts, drive trucks and keep GM's plants operating.
Some economists estimate that for every auto plant job that's cut, another three or four positions are lost.
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ORIGINAL STORY: 12/30/18
A company that produces seats for the Chevrolet Cruze has announced it is shutting down in the wake of General Motors' decision to idle the Ohio plant that builds the cars.
Lordstown Seating Systems is a subsidiary of automotive supply company Magna. A notice filed with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said the company with lay off almost all its workers at its northeastern Ohio facility.
The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports about 120 employees will be affected, with layoffs expected to happen as soon as Feb. 25.
The announcement was the second this month involving a supplier to the Lordstown GM plant. The United Steel Workers said last week that Source Providers, Inc., a subsidiary of Comprehensive Logistics Co., will also close.
Information from: The Tribune Chronicle, http://www.tribtoday.com
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