More sadness out of Ohio today: GM was forced to send workers home after TRW failed to deliver enough airbags for the automaker to continue building the Cobalt and its McKenzie brother the Pontiac Pursuit. The Lordstown Airlift has begun in attempt to keep the General stocked with guns and butter, but the shutdown is costing General Motors 75 smacks an hour per worker sent home, which puts some sort of an achey hematoma on the bottom line.

GM temporarily shuts Lordstown plant; parts shortage blamed [Automotive News]

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