By Mark Memmott

General Motors is boosting production at factories in Lordstown, Ohio, and Orion Township, Mich., to meet increased demand for some vehicles that's been driven by the government's "cash for clunkers" program, the Associated Press reports.

As the AP adds, "Ford Motor Co., Honda Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp., Hyundai Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC all have also announced production increases due to the clunkers program."

As the Detroit News reported earlier this month, Lordstown had been hoping for news like this.

In other GM-related news, the Detroit Free Press write that the company "pledged financial support to American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. in a deal that could help the Detroit-based auto supplier avoid a bankruptcy filing and would give GM an ownership stake in the supplier."

categories: Business

10:55 - August 18, 2009