Two weeks after reaching a new labor contract with its union workers, General Motors has sold the Lordstown, Ohio, factory that was a key issue in the contract talks and the 40-day strike the company endured.
G. M. sold the factory for an undisclosed sum to Lordstown Motors, a start-up that plans to hire some 400 workers next year and start production of an electric pickup truck designed for commercial fleets.
Steve Burns, the founder of Lordstown Motors, said the company would give preference in hiring to workers who were laid off when G.M. closed the plant this year.
“We think it is appropriate that it is union,” Mr. Burns said.
This is a developing story and will be updated.