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GM in discussions with electric vehicle maker Workhorse Group to sell Lordstown, Ohio, complex

General Motors Co. is in discussions with Workhorse Group Inc. and an affiliated, newly formed entity to sell GM’s Lordstown Complex in Lordstown, Ohio. The move has the potential to bring significant production and electric vehicle assembly jobs to the plant. Upon final agreement, the entity, led by Workhorse founder Steve Burns, would acquire the facility. Workhorse would hold a minority interest in the new entity.

The first vehicle we would plan to build if we were to purchase the Lordstown Complex would be a commercial electric pickup, blending Workhorse’s technology with Lordstown’s manufacturing expertise.

—Steve Burns

Since last November, GM has been in discussions with the UAW regarding the impact of changing market conditions on the Lordstown facility. These discussions will include this opportunity.

Upon final agreement with all parties, work could begin immediately to prepare the facility for new production.

GM also announced it is creating 450 new manufacturing jobs in Ohio at its facilities in Toledo, Moraine and Parma.


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