Mayor Arno Hill on GM selling its plant: This could be a ‘shining star’ for Lordstown
Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill gives his take on General Motors selling its plant in Lordstown to an electric truck maker.
General Motors has sold its shuttered Lordstown, Ohio, facility to a startup electric truck maker.
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The automaker announced the sale of the plant to Lordstown Motors Corp. on Wednesday, saying that it is committed to investment and job growth in Ohio.
“We believe LMC’s plan to launch the Endurance electric pickup has the potential to create a significant number of jobs and help the Lordstown area grow into a manufacturing hub for electrification,” GM said in a statement.
Lordstown Motors Corp. was founded earlier this year by Steve Burns, who had been CEO at another Ohio electric truck company, Workhorse, which had been in talks with GM to buy the plant last spring.