GM Confirms Talks Underway to Sell Lordstown Plant

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is cautiously optimistic about the potential of General Motors selling the shuttered Lordstown plant to a company that makes electric trucks.

DeWine discussed the situation Wednesday, following tweets from President Trump indicating GM will sell the plant to Workhorse, a Cincinnati-based company that makes electric trucks.

The deal also includes over $700-million in investments in three other GM facilites in Ohio, including Toledo and Moraine.

DeWine says Wednesday was not the day to celebrate, but the day to move forward. "I'm assuming that General Motors believes that this can actually work, and can work for the people in Lordstown, so we now have to become involved, and do whatever we can to assist," DeWine said.

Workhorse manufactures trucks that are utilized by the US Postal Service and UPS, among other companies.

GM closed the Lordstown plant in March, when the company discontinued production of the Chevrolet Cruze.

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