Foxconn to open Lordstown plant to foreign business owners | News, Sports, Jobs


LORDSTOWN — Taiwanese technology and electronics giant Foxconn will open the doors of its newly acquired auto manufacturing plant on Wednesday to welcome a delegation of local, state and foreign business leaders and other industry-related individuals of the electric vehicle supply chain.

About 40 guests are expected to tour the 6.2 million square foot plant acquired in May, including representatives from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO); JobsOhio, the state’s private economic development corporation; and the American Institute in Taiwan, a nongovernmental agency established to carry out unofficial U.S. relations with Taiwan.

The aim, according to a Foxconn spokesperson, is to “show off Foxconn’s manufacturing expertise” in the factory.

The visit will be followed by a round table with Foxconn present at the Grand Resort in Howland.

Foxconn acquired the plant for $230 million in May from electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors Corp., which bought the plant from General Motors for $20 million in December 2019, nearly a year after the closure of the factory by GM.

Learn more in tomorrow’s Vindicator.

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