Another employer near Lordstown announces layoffs coming in March

Magna Seating Systems will lay off 120 workers

Another employer near Lordstown announces layoffs coming in March
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WARREN, OH (WOIO) -Approximately 120 workers in Warren are expected to be out of work in 2019.

On Dec. 14 Magna sent a release that Lordstown Seating Systems will stop production before March 1. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services received the notice on Dec. 27.

Magna said the decision to stop production at the facility is directly linked to the decision by General Motors to shut down the plant at Lordstown.

They also suggested that laid off workers could be called back if GM opts to produce another product in Lordstown. The future of Lordstown Seating Systems is, they say, in the hands of General Motors.

Another employer near Lordstown announces layoffs coming in March

“Should General Motors allocate a future product to Lordstown Assembly, we would hope to be selected as the seat supplier, which would allow us to recall a significant number of employees. If a future product is not allocated by General Motors and/or we are not selected as the seat supplier for the future product, these layoffs should be considered permanent.”

The seat production plant is located at 1702 Henn Pkwy. SW in Warren.

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