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Valley lawmakers optimistic after Workhorse visit



LordSTOWN, Ohio –

State Senators Sean O & # 39; Brien and Michael Rulli met with Workhorse officials in Cincinnati Friday about their interest in the GM Lordstown plant.

Jim Cain, senior news relations manager for GM, tells 21

News that a new company run by former Workhorse CEO Steve Burns is looking to buy the Lordstown plant from GM, but negotiations are still ongoing.

21 News has learned that the new company will be named Lordstown Motor Corp. according to documents filed with the State of Ohio.

Cain also said that much progress is being made in the agreement.

There was some confusion when Vice President Mike Pence said that Workhorse secured $ 25 million, and some were wondering if this would go toward buying the vacant Lordstown facility. But Cain cleaned up and said the money was for a backlog of electric trucks, not to buy the plant.

O & # 39; Brien tells 21 News that he and Rulli are cautiously optimistic after visiting the Workhorse plant today.

Workhorse currently has a contract for 6,000 fleet cars that O & Brien said would be perfect for the Lordstown plant.

The new company would use UAW workers and O & # 39; Brien said that liquid contract negotiations between GM and UAW are ongoing.


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