Reprint. Shuttered Lordstown Plant to Reopen with 600 U.S. Jobs Making Electric Trucks. This is a partial reprint of an article Breitbart did May 22. Many say that electric vechicles are the way of the future. And with our love for trucks, this seems to be a natural. You like Trucks?
Lordstown, Ohio, will soon get about 600 American jobs to produce electric pickup trucks for the Lordstown Motors company starting in 2021, with thousands of more jobs expected to follow in 2022 for additional all-electric lineups.
As Breitbart News has chronicled, GM CEO Mary Barra idled the Lordstown plant last year — resulting in the immediate layoff of about 1,600 American workers, and since 2017, GM has laid off about 4,500 American workers in Ohio. Economists have said GM’s idling in Lordstown will eventually result in the layoff of about 8,000 American workers in supporting industries.
We didn’t buy a mass volume plant like this and not plan to fill it up,” Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns told the Detroit Free Press. “This is a gem of a building built for volume manufacturing.”
After its initial hiring of about 600 Americans, Burns said he hopes to hire an additional 4,000 to 5,000 for the plant as early as 2022 to produce other all-electric vehicles based on demand. Burns told the Free Press, “We think the electric pickup is the new normal.”