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GM’s Ohio Plant Sale Plan Draws Trump’s Praise, UAW’s Skepticism

May 8, 2019, 3:41 PMUpdated: May 8, 2019, 4:11 PM

General Motors Co. is in talks to sell the Ohio car plant it idled earlier this year to a tiny electric truckmaker, a plan that won President Donald Trump’s praise despite the likelihood that the factory will employ far fewer workers.

The discussions with Workhorse Group Inc., which makes plug-in pickups and all-electric delivery vans, and an affiliated new entity could bring “significant” production and assembly jobs to the Lordstown manufacturing complex, GM said in a statement May 8. The United Auto Workers union is skeptical, calling for the company to keep operating the plant.

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