Sen. O’Brien meets with Workhorse for possible GM Lordstown plant purchase

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Sean O'Brien

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Senator Sean O’Brien held meetings with officials interested in a possible purchase of General Motors’ Lordstown plant.

Tuesday’s meeting included officials with GM and from Workhorse, who plan to form a new entity to make the purchase.

O’Brien discussed the meetings in a statement: 

“Though preliminary, and many questions still remain, it is good to see an Ohio company interested in purchasing the Lordstown plant and potentially building new electric vehicles. The discussions were positive and the dialogue will continue as this process moves forward.

As with any new ventures, there are many challenges, but we remain hopeful there will be a new vehicle in the plant.”

Here is what we know about Workhorse, the electric vehicle company that wants to buy the plant.

Attendees at the meeting include Senator Mike Rulli, Senate President Larry Obhof, Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill, Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber President James Dignan and company representatives. 

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