21 News to take you inside former GM plant, new home of Lordstown Motors
21 News will take you inside the former GM Assembly Plant in Lordstown for the first time since it stopped manufacturing the Chevy Cruze.
Steve Burns, the CEO of Lordstown Motors, will take 21 News reporter Matt Stone on a tour of the plant on Thursday that, if all goes as planned, will be making electric-powered pickup trucks next year.
Before the tour, Burns will hold a news conference outside the plant with several elected officials, including congressman Tim Ryan and State Senator Michael Rulli.
Lordstown Motors acquired the complex from GM for a reported $20 million.
The plant was officially shuttered last month when GM and the UAW finally came to a contract agreement after nearly one month on strike.
Burns told 21 News that the valley would be world headquarters for Lordstown Motors Corporation
Congressman Ryan, who has characterized electric vehicles as the future of transportation, said that Northeast Ohio should be at the forefront of electric vehicles.