O'Brien, Rulli to Discuss GM Plant Future with Workhorse Leaders
August 1, 2019
State Sens. Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) and Michael A. Rulli (R-Salem) will travel to the headquarters of Workhorse, a manufacturer of electric vehicles and products, tomorrow for discussions with company leaders about their interest in potentially purchasing the now-idle General Motors plant in Lordstown.
“Sen. Rulli and I look forward to sitting down once again with leaders at Workhorse to discuss the possibility of them purchasing and bringing the production of new electric vehicles to the GM Lordstown plant in my district,” said O’Brien. “Our last meeting was very productive, and we hope to continue making progress on that front, with an eye toward bringing jobs back to our corner of the state.”
A manufacturer of all-electric utility trucks, Workhorse recently indicated their interest in purchasing the Lordstown plant and scaling up their truck manufacturing capability.
“Sen. O’Brien and I are determined to put this situation to bed and breathe new life into the Lordstown plant,” said Rulli. “Working with Workhorse and all interested parties to bring a new product to this plant would go far toward revitalizing the Valley. It’s the beginning of a new day, with leaders on both sides of the aisle working to bring about effective change to our region.”
While in southwest Ohio, O’Brien and Rulli will also go on a full tour of Workhorse’s current facility. Although no official deal has been made, the senators are hopeful their efforts will help to facilitate an agreement in the near future.