Would have to repair more than 6 million trucks and SUVs at a cost of US$1.2 billion.
Workhorse Group would build a commercial electric pickup truck if it buys the facility.
The transition will cost $170 million and save 300 of the 2,600 union jobs.
Pressed the US president to put action behind his words on GM plant closings.
“It’s about maintaining a footprint, and it’s about being in a position to build for the future.” — Dias
Tweeted that officials should start talks with the UAW immediately so the Lordstown plant could be reopened or sold.
Plant built its last car a week ago, eliminating the final 1,700 positions left at the factory.
Calls it a symbol to members that the union has their backs.
GM announced late last year that Lordstown along with three plants in the U.S. and one in Canada would close by early next year.
GM targeted the plant because of flagging demand for the subcompact Cruz sedan.
Orders the union and its members to cease and desist from engaging in, authorizing or counselling unlawful strikes.
The former Police frontman is currently starring in a Toronto musical.
Union digs in as it battles the automaker over its decision to close the Oshawa Assembly plant.
The profits are being announced as GM lays off thousands of workers.
Plan is to reach out to the GM employees in Oshawa who will be out of work, 250 positions at Algoma Steel.