COLUMBUS— Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) and State Senators Michael Rulli (R-Salem) and Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) today welcomed Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns to the state capital for a press conference highlighting the innovation and jobs brought to Ohio through the production of the company’s new all-electric Endurance truck.
“I am thrilled to have Lordstown Motors at the Statehouse today highlighting the ingenuity and economic revival in the Mahoning Valley,” said Rulli. “I couldn't be prouder to represent the people of the 33rd District. Together, we have fought for strong economic policies that have brought jobs and life back to the hard-working families in Northeast Ohio.”
Last year, the former GM factory in Lordstown was bought by Lordstown Motors Corporation, and they revealed plans to make the new all-electric powered pickup truck called the Endurance. Senators Obhof and Rulli visited Lordstown Motors earlier this summer for the official introduction of the truck.
Today's press conference highlighted statewide efforts to bring jobs back to Ohio, specifically in recent years to Northeast Ohio, including Lordstown Motors. Legislators and members of the public were invited to tour the truck today at the Statehouse.
“This new electric truck represents Ohioans getting back to work,” said Obhof. “I commend Lordstown Motors and others who recognized the value of the Mahoning Valley and have made good on their commitment to invest in the people and future of this state.”
Between Lordstown Motors and the partnership between LG Chem and GM, recent and upcoming investments in the region total over $2.3 billion and will lead to thousands of new jobs.