SELLERSBURG – Manitowoc Beverage Company’s plans to relocate 84 jobs from their Sellersburg, Illinois plant to Mexico will continue as planned. Employees of the plant hoped that the recent deal with Carrier, brokered by President-Elect Donald Trump, would create a pause in the plans to shut their plant down. The announcement that the plant would be closing with operations moving to Tijuana and Monterrey, Mexico, was made in August. At the time, the first round of cuts were scheduled for October 11th, to continue in phases through January 31, 2017.
INDIANAPOLIS – On Thanksgiving Day, President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted that he was “making progress” on convincing United Technologies subsidiary Carrier to abandon their plans to close an Indianapolis HVAC equipment manufacturing plant with the purpose of moving production to Mexico. I am working hard, even on Thanksgiving, trying to get Carrier A.C. Company to stay in the U.S. (Indiana). MAKING PROGRESS - Will know soon! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2016 Carrier announced their plans to relocated to Mexico in February.
General Motors plans to lay off 2,000 employees in early 2017. The third shifts will be cut at the Lordstown, Ohio and Lansing, Michigan plants in mid-January. Reduced sales in the Chevrolet Cruze, manufactured at Lordstown, and the Cadillac ATS and CTS, manufactured at Lansing, are driving the reduction in workfoce. Yearly sales of these models were down by 20 percent and 17 percent, respectively.