Lordstown Motors Corporation

Tim Ryan and LGChem executives

A delegation of Korean executives from LG Chem met in Washington, D.C., Wednesday with state and federal officials to lay the groundwork for a new electric vehicle battery factory in Lordstown.

Congressman Tim Ryan (D - Niles), along with Ohio lawmakers, Sen. Michael Rulli ( R - Salem) and Sen. Sean O'Brien (D - Trumbull), praised the investments being made in the Mahoning Valley by the battery maker and its partner General Motors Corp.

A photo of Lordstown GM.

The electric truck maker that had expressed interest earlier this year in acquiring General Motors' unallocated auto assembly plant in Lordstown has announced that it has purchased the facility.