UAW workers aren’t the only people staring at potential job loss. When work shuts down at the General Motors Lordstown plant, the pain will ripple out through the community.
Companies like Magna Seating, Falcon Transport and Ventra in Salem employ hundreds of people as well.
These companies send parts to the plant, from front-end assemblies to seats to nearly everything needed to make the cars.
Sylvester Townsend, president of Jamestown Industries, says the closure means he’ll have to start over with his company.
“We’ll be really starting over. We are really locked in for this operation. There’s nothing on the horizon,” he said.
Townsend said he wanted to thank his employees in Austintown for their hard work. Many of them had been with his company for nearly 15 years. there are 32 people working at the plant.