Thurs. 4 p.m.: GM sells Lordstown plant to electric truck startup

LORDSTOWN — General Motors has sold its massive assembly plant in Lordstown to electric truck startup Lordstown Motors Co.

In a statement posted to GM’s website, the automaker says it is committed to future investment and job growth in Ohio and believes Lordstown Motors’ plan to build the battery-powered Endurance pickup truck “has the potential to create a significant number of jobs and help the Lordstown area grown into a manufacturing hub for electrification.”

The plant closed on March 6. Any hope it would reopen with a new vehicle ended when GM and United Auto Workers came to a new four-year agreement last month.

Read more in Friday’s Tribune Chronicle.