Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM to Build $2.3 Billion Battery Plant in Lordstown, Ohio

General Motors CEO Mary Barra General Motors CEO Mary Barra. The new plant will not be at the site of the closed Chevrolet Cruze compact factory. That plant was sold to an electric pickup-truck startup called Lordstown Motors Corp. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

General Motors Co. and its battery partner, South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd., will jointly invest $2.3 billion in a new electric vehicle battery plant to be built in Lordstown, Ohio, the same city where the automaker controversially idled and then sold a 53-year-old compact-car factory.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
December 5, 2019
Business, Equipment, TCA

GM Announces $175 Million Diesel Truck Engine Component Plant in Ohio

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2020 Chevy Silverado (Chevrolet)

The Dayton, Ohio, area will soon be home to a new General Motors plant making components for Duramax diesel truck engines.

Thomas Gnau | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
November 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM CEO Mary Barra Charges Ahead With Electric Cars but Shuns Hybrids

Mary Barra Mary Barra speaks at a past event. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

If General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra had her way, the auto industry would forget about selling hybrid electric models and instead concentrate on getting more battery-powered vehicles into showrooms.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 21, 2019

GM Sues Fiat Chrysler, Alleging Union Bribes

GM logo Paul Sancya/AP

DETROIT — General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Sells Shuttered Lordstown, Ohio, Assembly Plant to Electric Vehicle Startup

Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant The GM plant in Lordstown. (Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News)

Lordstown Motors Corp., the electric-truck startup formed specifically to save a shuttered Ohio car factory, has acquired the highly politicized plant from General Motors Co.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2019

GM Profit Falls 7% in Q3 as Strike Cuts Production

General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. Matt Rourke/AP

GM reported Oct. 29 that its third-quarter net profit fell 7% as a strike by the United Auto Workers union brought its U.S. factories to a standstill.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 29, 2019
Government, Business

GM Strike May Shave Tens of Thousands From October Payrolls

GM picket line Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News

The October jobs report is poised to take a hit from the 46,000 striking General Motors Co. employees.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2019

GM Edges Toward Ending Strike as Key Factory Backs Labor Deal

GM picket line Strikers outside a GM plant in Romulus, Mich., by Brittany Greeson/Bloomberg

General Motors Co. moved closer to ending a five-week strike when 61% of workers at an important truck plant in Flint, Mich., supported a tentative labor agreement.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 24, 2019

GM Strike Vote Is Going Down to Wire

GM strike in Michigan United Auto Workers members picket outside the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich., early Sept. 16. (Paul Sancya/AP)

General Motors Co. employees near Nashville, Tenn., narrowly rejected a proposed contract with the United Auto Workers, an early indication that the union’s vote to end a more than five-week strike could be a close call.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

GM Has Tentative Deal With UAW, Though Strike May Continue

GM strike Strike participants. (Brittany Greeson/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, and the union will decide Oct. 17 whether to continue a more than monthlong strike while the deal is voted on by members.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2019