Monday, 16 September 2019

General Motors to invest $700mn in Ohio

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said US automaker General Motors will invest $700 million in Ohio and create 450 jobs, selling one of its shuttered plants to a company that will produce electric trucks.

“GREAT NEWS FOR OHIO!” Trump tweeted.

He said that he talked to GM chief Mary Barra who told him of plans to sell the Lordstown, Ohio plant to Workhorse. The company focuses on producing electric delivery vehicles.

GM in November shuttered five US plants, but in March announced plans to invest $1.8 billion in US operations creating 700 new jobs, including 400 in Michigan. Trump repeatedly attacked GM over the plant closures.

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