LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – For the first time, General Motors will bring Chevrolet Cruzes built in Mexico and sell them in the United States.

There is too much demand for the Lordstown plant to keep up, employees were told Friday at the start of their shifts.

General Motors released a statement on Friday afternoon:

Lordstown Complex is currently running three shifts to produce the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, which is off to a strong start.

In an effort to meet customer demand for the Chevrolet Cruze, GM will be utilizing existing production capacity in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, to supplement production at its plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

Cruze vehicles are continuing to arrive in dealers across the U.S. and Canada, and we expect that dealer inventories will increase this month. In May, Cruze retail share was up 2 percentage points and its average transaction price was up substantially from last fall.  The all-new Cruze accounted for 85 percent of Cruze retail sales in May compared to 53 percent in April.