Brown, Portman Meet With GM Chief About Lordstown

Dec 6, 2018

Sherrod Brown (L) and Rob Portman speak with reporters after meeting with GM executives

Ohio's two U.S. Senators met Wednesday in Washington with General Motors chief executive Mary Barra to try and keep the Lordstown plant from closing.

GM announced last week it will stop making the Chevy Cruze at the plant by March and is considering closing it for good as part of a restructuring. Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown say they urged Barra to consider bringing other products to Lordstown. 

Portman also says he contacted President Trump and his labor secretary. Barra says the company is focused on relocation and training opportunities for affected workers.

The plant has 15 hundred workers.