Ohio’s Leaders React To News Of GM’s Decision To Close The Lordstown Auto Assembly Plant

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News that GM will be idling its Lordstown factory on March 1st is prompting Ohio’s leaders to issue angry statements in news releases and on social media.

John Kasich said he’ll work with GM’s leaders to see if anything can be done to save the plant and if not. The estimated 2500 employees will be directed to a center that will help them find new work, according to the outgoing governor.

Incoming governor Mike DeWine planned to attend the Detroit Auto Show in January to make an in person case to GM about the importance of keeping that plant operating.

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman said he’s frustrated with the decision, especially after urging GM leaders to provide new opportunities for Lordstown workers.

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown blasted GM –calling it corporate greed closing the plant while taking advantage of new massive tax breaks.