Friday, November 9, 2007

End of the road for 300 Visteon workers in Connersville

The Richmond Palladium-Item keeps us up-to-date on the layoffs at Visteon in Connersville:

Nearly half the remaining workers at the Visteon Corp. plant will lose their jobs today in the latest round of layoffs, union members say.

The Web site for the IUE-CWA LOCAL No. 919 union states that the company told union officials that approximately 300 people would be laid off.

The company planned to close the factory Sept. 14 when the union contract ended, but both sides agreed on an extension.

Visteon employs around 700 people at the auto parts plant, which has decreased from 890 employees when it was announced in February the plant was closing.

The factory, which at one point employed 3,600 people, produces vehicle heating and cooling systems.

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