AKRON, Ohio – Plans to relocate 350 manufacturing jobs from United Production Technologies’ Akron plant have been delayed as a precautionary measure ahead of the incoming Trump administration, according to unnamed sources at UPT. The layoffs, announced in May, would move production of several products used primarily by auto manufacturers to a facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The new location is largely complete, with layoffs in Akron expected to begin in mid-Janary and continuing through April.
ST. BERNARD, Ohio – The national church-state watchdog group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, says a nativity scene on display in front of city hall in the village of St. Bernard, a suburb of Cincinnatti, constitutes endorsement of Christianity, a violation of the First Amendment prohibition against state-sponsored religion. FFRF’s attorney, Sam Grover, argued the nativity scene “conveys a preference for religion over non-religion and for Christianity above all other faiths.
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.