GM CEO Defends Plan to Sell Plant

June 7, 2019
General Motors chief executive Mary Barra on Wednesday defended the automaker’s plan to sell an assembly plant in Ohio.

June 7, 2019—General Motors chief executive Mary Barra on Wednesday defended the automaker’s plan to sell an assembly plant in Ohio, according to a report by Reuters

Barra told Reuters in a brief interview Wednesday that, after a series of meetings on Capitol Hill that the company did not plan to add a new vehicle to its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant that ended production in March because it has additional unused U.S. capacity. 

Asked if the deal was a “PR stunt” Barra said no. “We vetted many opportunities.”

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