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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Lordstown Motors Corp. Acquiring GM Lordstown Plant

November 7, 2019
Press Release

Lordstown, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) released the following statement regarding Lordstown Motors Corporation, an electric-truck startup, acquiring the Lordstown plant from General Motors (GM):

“I am very encouraged that the Lordstown plant has been acquired by Lordstown Motors Corporation. I am extremely proud of the men and women who helped build the General Motors brand of vehicles at the Lordstown Complex. Electric vehicles are the future of transportation, and my goal is to make sure these vehicles are built right here in Northeast Ohio. I will continue to fight to bring jobs back to this facility and the district—which has and will always be my top priority. I stand ready to help this new company start building electric trucks in the Valley and put Northeast Ohioans back to work. In addition to building electric vehicles, I am also working to ensure that Northeast Ohio is at the forefront of electric vehicle components such as batteries and fuel cells,” said Congressman Ryan.