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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that the CEO of General Motors is planning to sell the recently shuttered assembly plant in Lordstown to a company that manufactures electric trucks.

“Great news for Ohio!,” the president declared Wednesday morning.

President Trump also claimed that Mary Barra, the head of GM, told him that the company will be investing $700 million in Ohio, at its Toledo, Parma and Moraine plants, which would create 450 new jobs.

“GM’s decision is a true testament to the Parma Metal Center’s workers, the management team and the partnership the two share. This is a major commitment that further secures the plant’s future – critical for the workers employed here and crucial for our city and Northeast Ohio. As mayor, I’m proud to serve in a General Motors town. I personally drive a GMC, and the city only buys GM vehicles. This announcement is a huge win for our city,” said Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter.

If President Trump’s claims are true, Workhorse will take over the 6.2 million-square-foot Lordstown assembly plant that closed in March. Workhorse is an Ohio-based company that manufactures electric trucks, delivery drones, and aircraft.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine addressed the president’s claims on Wednesday afternoon. He said it is still too early to celebrate.

A potential deal pends on approval from the United Automobile Workers union.


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LOCAL NEWS: President Trump Says GM is Selling Lordstown Plant, Governor DeWine Says It Is Not Official Yet  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com