GOSHEN – A meeting Monday afternoon could give more than 400 local workers more information about if there is any chance to save their jobs.
Steelworkers Union leaders tell WSBT they were scheduled to meet Monday afternoon with Goshen Mayor Allan Kauffman to discuss the situation.
Cequent Performance Products makes trailer hitches.
Parent company TriMas announced it has made a preliminary decision to close its Goshen plant and move the jobs to Mexico.
A final decision is expected next month.
United Steelworkers Union members picketed on Monday to draw attention to their cause.
The city of Goshen is doing what it can to keep the company here.
“This will be a big deal for this town if we lose those jobs,” said City Councilman Jeremy Stutsman.
“They are getting the rug pulled out from under them after they have contributed so greatly to the company’s success,” said United Steel Workers spokesman Mike O’Brien. “This is not a plant that is losing money. They made hundreds of millions of dollars.”
The union says it will sit down with the company on October 30 to talk about the proposed move.