Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Inc., may be interested in buying some of the five factories that General Motors plans to close next year including the plant in Lordstown.
In an interview with 60 Minutes that will air on Sunday, Musk said he has a possible interest in acquiring the plants.
"It's possible that we would be interested if they were going to sell a plant or not use it that we would take it over," Musk said to Lesley Stahl in the episode.
The Lordstown plant is expected to end production early next year after more than 50 years of operation.
The closure is part of a larger GM plan that will see more than 14,000 layoffs in North America over the coming months, along with and end to production of Lordstown's Chevy Cruze. The once-bustling Northeast Ohio factory already has lost two of its three shifts and 3,000 union jobs since last year.
The 47-year old Musk is worth an estimated 22 billion dollars.