Local leaders talk with GM about Lordstown plant at informational meeting

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Local leaders met with officials from General Motors on Wednesday about the future of the Lordstown plant.

Members of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill and some Trumbull County Commissioners attended the informational meeting.

GM Lordstown stopped production in March and so far, there has been no information about a new product moving into the plant.

Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka says he wants to continue to fight for local families.

“We probably put on one of the best campaigns of any of the idled plants, and you know, even the governor a couple days after he was in office went and met with [GM CEO] Mary Barra, we drove up to Detroit. So we have been putting our best foot forward, continuing the fight until the last minute and hoping and praying that we hopefully get another product here,” Polivka said.

Polivka says representatives from GM are impressed by the Drive It Home campaign.

Local leaders say they will remain hopeful and keep pushing ahead.

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