President Trump Wednesday praised General Motors CEO Mary Barra after he says she informed him GM will sell its recently closed Lordstown, Ohio, manufacturing plant to manufacturer Workhorse to build electric trucks.
GM later clarified it remains in talks with Ohio-based Workhorse about a potential sale, Kallanish Energy understands.
Trump also said GM will spend $700 million in Ohio, creating 450 new jobs in three separate locations.
“I have been working nicely with GM to get this done. Thank you to Mary B(arra), your GREAT Governor (Mike DeWine), and Senator Rob Portman. With all the car companies coming back, and much more, THE USA IS BOOMING!” Trump tweeted.
Workhorse, the company Trump said GM is selling the plant to, is a Loveland, Ohio-based automaker that specializes in electric vehicles.
GM’s Lordstown assembly plant, which produced more than 16 million vehicles over a span of several decades, was shuttered in March. The massive complex, which sits along the Ohio Turnpike, was the home of Chevrolet’s small car, the Cruze.
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