GM spokesman: 'GM is committed to job growth in Ohio'
General Motors released a statement Thursday regarding its commitment to future investments in Ohio.
General Motors Spokesman David Barnas sent 21 News a statement saying, "GM is committed to future investment and job growth in the state of Ohio."
According to the statement, projects planned for the Mahoning Valley include the opportunity to bring battery cell production to the area, which would bring approximately 1,000 manufacturing jobs to the area.
The statement also says the sale of the GM Lordstown Complex to Lordstown Motors Corp would bring 400 manufacturing jobs as the company plans to build electric pickup trucks for commercial fleet customers.
Barnas says these two initiatives are not covered under the proposed tentative agreement.
GM announced Ohio manufacturing initiatives in May that included a $700 million investment in facilities in Parma, Toledo, and the Dayton-area.
Barnas says those projects are expected to create more than 450 manufacturing jobs.