Government

Brown, Portman to Meet Wednesday with GM’s Barra

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman announced today that they will meet Wednesday afternoon with Mary Barry, CEO of General Motors. The meeting with take place in Portman’s office.

Brown, a Democrat, and Portman, a Republican, have both spoken with Barra, proposed solutions and urged GM to work with them to save the 1,600 jobs at GM’s Lordstown Complex.

The announcement of the meeting was jointly released by the Ohio senators’ press offices.

“Sen. Portman and I are committed to saving these jobs and call on GM to work with us to find solutions,” Brown said in a statement. “Ohio has soon by GM. Now GM needs to stand by Ohio, and the workers who make their company successful.”

Portman’s statement lauded the Lordstown workforce. “They have proven themselves time and again, and Sen. Brown and I will continue to fight on their behalf,” he said. “I look forward to continuing our engagement with GM. I hope the company sees the incredible potential in this plant, by keeping it open and bringing other production back to the Valley.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.