GM, LG to Host Info Session on Battery Plant

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — General Motors Co. and LG Chem will host a community information session Thursday regarding a proposed battery cell plant. 

GM and LG Chem announced plans in December to mass-produce battery cells for battery-electric vehicles. A purchase agreement has been signed for a 158-acre site in the village.

The session will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Village of Lordstown Community Room, according to a news release from GM. A presentation about the proposed $2.3 billion plant will take place at 5:30 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. 

The event also will feature multiple stations with posters and handouts where attendees can speak with project representatives to learn more about the proposed battery cell plant. Station topics include: 

  • GM’s electric vehicle future vision and battery cell manufacturing overview 
  • Plant location and site plan
  • Wetlands evaluation and mitigation plan 
  • GM’s sustainability programs and initiatives

The meeting is separate from a March 12 formal public meeting hosted jointly by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

At that meeting, which will start at 6 p.m., the agencies will accept public comment on the permit applications for the proposed plant that were submitted by GM to the agencies in January.

Pictured: The site in Lordstown where GM and LG Chem plan to build a battery plant.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.