Lordstown Energy Center Contributes $15,000 to “Drive It Home Ohio” Campaign

Jan 02, 2019
Officials from the Lordstown Energy Center (LEC) presented a check for $15,000 to members of the Drive It Home Ohio Coalition during a special ceremony December 28 at the United Auto Workers Local 1112 Hall in Warren.

Officials from the Lordstown Energy Center (LEC) presented a check for $15,000 to members of the Drive It Home Ohio Coalition during a special ceremony December 28 at the United Auto Workers Local 1112 Hall in Warren.

LEC Plant Manager Drew Schneider joined Coalition members including Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill, UAW Local 1112 President David Green and Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber President & CEO James Dignan to present the funds to the Regional Chamber Foundation for “Drive It Home Ohio” campaign efforts.

"We appreciate the Mahoning Valley's support for LEC's development, construction and startup, so we're very pleased to support this community initiative," said Schneider. "We view the Valley as a good home for business and industry, and we're glad the Drive It Home campaign is spotlighting this."

“Drive it Home Ohio” was officially launched on Nov. 19, bringing together local business, community and religious leaders, GM Lordstown workers and consumers and their families, to urge General Motors to support growing their investment at the Lordstown Complex. The initiative aims to convince GM that the Mahoning Valley is a sound place to invest and, rather than placing the Lordstown complex on a ‘non-allocated’ status, the company should, in fact, expand the facility to allow for production of more in-demand models by a workforce that is ready and willing to fill the needs of any future product line.

Funds raised for the grassroots initiative will help offset marketing expenses associated with production of Drive It Home Ohio signs, social media and awareness efforts and more.

For more information about the presentation, please contact Dan Pecchia of Pecchia Communications on behalf of LEC, at (330) 720-6912 or dan@pecchiacomm.com, or Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill, on behalf of the Coalition, at (330) 978-5045.