Valley’s state lawmakers traveled to Detroit to talk to GM about Lordstown

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A group of state lawmakers from Trumbull County traveled to Detroit, Michigan recently to meet with General Motors executives concerning the Valley’s Lordstown complex.

Although Lordstown remains one of the area’s larger employers, GM officials, including CEO Mary Barre, have been unwilling to say much about the plant’s future.

Recently, Senator Sean O’Brien, as well as Representatives Glenn Holmes and Mike O’Brien, sat down with a group of executives to discuss what they may be able to do to help GM boost sales of the locally-built Chevy Cruze while also possibly bringing another model to the plant.

Sen. O’Brien said they wanted to express their worries face to face with the executives while letting them know they still want to keep working with GM.

“Us going up there I think sent a message that, you know, the Valley… we are concerned about what’s going on with Lordstown. We want to work with GM, see what we can do one, to keep the Cruze there and two, if there is going to be another product someday that we are in consideration,” Sen. O’Brien said.

While no decisions were made, the lawmakers said they intend to, as they put it, keep the lines of communication open.

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