Former GM plant in Lordstown will employ thousands again, CEO says

Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns “has bold plans to fill the 6.2-million-square-foot facility” he bought after General Motors (GM) shuttered its Chevrolet Cruze production there over a year ago, the Record-Courier reports. Burns “said he will start hiring 600 workers next year to build the first 20,000 Endurance all-electric pickups Lordstown Motors is designing,” according to the article. The company has “‘well over several thousand’ pre-orders for the $52,000 Endurance,” which has not yet been revealed; a virtual reveal is targeted for late June. Burns will hire more people beginning in 2022 to build other all-electric vehicles such as SUVs and a midsize pickup. He expects to employ 4,000 to 5,000 people “in the near future based on demand for electric vehicles.” For more, read the full article.

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