President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was all about protecting American manufacturing jobs. Now hundreds of auto supply workers in Alabama – a state that voted overwhelmingly for Trump – will be out of a job.
“More than 300 workers will be laid off from three automotive suppliers in west Alabama, state officials said.
Faurecia Seating intends to lay off 118 workers from its plant in Cottondale beginning May 31, the Alabama Department of Commerce announced recently.
The Faurecia Seating plant has provided automotive interior systems, including instrument panels, consoles and seating for Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Volkswagen since 2011 . . .
Another firm, Eberspacher in Northport, will lay off 127 workers beginning June 7, officials said. Eberspacher North America has supplied exhaust systems for Mercedes since 2003. As of 2017, the plant employed 264, the newspaper reported.
Also, Inteva Products will lay off 56 from its Cottondale plant beginning June 5. That company, formerly Delphi Packard Electric Systems, supplies automotive wiring assemblies and has operated in Cottondale since 1995. The plant employed 305 workers as of 2017, the Tuscaloosa paper reported.”
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