Today, Lordstown Motors Corp., founded by Workhorse’s Steve Burns, announced that it purchased the GM Lordstown plant. State Sen. Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) released the following statement:
“Today’s news is encouraging. There is a lot of potential for the Lordstown Motors project, and this represents an important first step in the development of an all-electric truck fleet in our community. In the weeks and months to come, I will continue to work closely with Steve Burns, Governor DeWine, JobsOhio, Sens. Obhof, Yuko and Rulli, Rep. O’Brien and our local leaders to bring this project to fruition.
“This project with Lordstown Motors could offer great opportunity for research and development, ancillary business development and continued revitalization in the Valley. The Valley is in a transformational phase and this announcement further shows that we’re open for business.”