Portman Statement on General Motors’ Sale of Lordstown Facility to Lordstown Motors

November 7, 2019 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) released the following statement on the announcement of General Motors’ sale of the Lordstown facility to Lordstown Motors:

“Since GM first announced its intentions to discontinue Chevy Cruze production, I have pushed hard for the company to do the right thing and bring a new GM product to Lordstown. GM instead chose to sell the facility to Lordstown Motors, which it says is the best option for the future of the plant. I agree that Lordstown Motors has the potential to create some much-needed jobs in the Mahoning Valley with cutting-edge electric vehicle technology, but the chances of that happening are much better if GM invests in this new venture to help ensure its success and a new path for Lordstown. I will continue to work with community leaders to do whatever I can to return the Lordstown plant to its full potential.”