‘Business as normal’ at Lordstown Motors | News, Sports, Jobs

LORDSTOWN — The top executive at Lordstown Motors Corp. said the company is “proceeding with business as normal” as it prepares to launch limited production of its battery-powered pickup, the Endurance, in September.

Interim CEO Angela Strand, responding to a letter from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, also said the startup electric truck maker remains fully committed to transforming the Mahoning Valley into “an electric vehicle epicenter.”

Brown, a Democrat, this week wrote Strand to ask Lordstown Motors to create and share a plan to reform the company and urge it to develop a partnership with the United Auto Workers, stating failing to work with the union would be a missed opportunity.

He also expressed his concern regarding probes of the company by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

“The Valley has seen too many companies make big promises and never follow through. Your board and your predecessor,…

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