President Donald Trump and State Senator Sean O & # 39; Brien announced on Wednesday that General Motors is planning to sell the now-invented Lordstown Assembly Plant to a company that wants to make electric cars there.
Senator O & # 39; Brien tells 21 news that the Cincinnati workhorse is planning to hire 400 workers who will be UAW members, according to B & # 39; Brien.
UAW Local 1112 President, David Green, who previously said the Union was not interested in having GM sell the plant to a new owner, had no comment on the news.
President Donald First Trump tweeted the news on Wednesday morning.
Below is a print of the president's tweets sent out Wednesday morning.
GREAT NEWS FOR OHIO! Just spoke to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, who informed me that GM, subject to a UAW deal, will sell its beautiful Lordstown Plant to Workhorse, where they plan to build Electric Trucks. GM will also spend $ 700 million in Ohio in 3 separate locations, creating another 450 jobs. I have worked nicely with GM to get this done. Thanks to Mary B, your great governor, and Senator Rob Portman. With all the car companies coming back, and much more, the US IS BOOMING!
According to their website, Workhorse now designs and manufactures electric electric trains in its 50,000 square foot facility in Loveland, Ohio.
Workhorse Group Incorporated was established in 2015 from former AMP Electric Vehicles, which was established in 2007 as an electric vehicle development company.
According to the Workhorse website, the company's mass-produced 100% GM Sky was the only mass-produced electric vehicle in a nationwide competition for clean "production-friendly" vehicles held in 2010.  The company says its work on the Sky Roadster led to the creation of electrification packages for the Chevrolet Equinox SUV, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Mercedes Benz ML350.
AMP Electric Vehicles was published in 2010 trading on the OTC brand.
When the economic benefits of conversion became less secure, the company said it moved away from passenger cars and began focusing on electrifying vehicles. This led to a development agreement with Navistar, a large American truck manufacturer. Under the development agreement, the original project was to restore a 1,000 cubic foot delivery trolley.
The first vehicle was delivered to Navistar in August 2012 and passed successful claims and performance tests, according to AMP.
AMP says Navistar's top management changed simultaneously, and Navistar sent the electrification project. However, a battery-electric test car has passed a 4000-mile durability test, according to AMP
AMP acquired the Workhorse brand and the Workhorse Custom Chassis assembly plant in Union City, Indiana in March 2015.
The company states that the acquisition allows the company to to produce new, medium-duty truck chassis.