Brown Will Continue Fighting for Mahoning Valley Workers as GM Announces Battery Plant

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) issued the following statement after GM announced a joint venture with LG Chem to establish a battery cell assembly plant in Lordstown.

“Autoworkers in the Valley are among the best in the world at what they do, and any investment in Ohio workers is a smart investment. At the same time, we know that GM could have made a better investment in the Valley by bringing a new vehicle to Lordstown -- and saving the jobs of its 4,500 workers at the plant. I will continue pushing GM to ensure these new jobs are good-paying, union jobs that are good for the Valley as they move forward on the plant.”