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Bill Johnson Statement on Potential Closing of Quaker Manufacturing in Salem

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Salem, June 9, 2017 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951) | comments
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement regarding the potential closing of Quaker Manufacturing in Salem:
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Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement regarding the potential closing of Quaker Manufacturing in Salem:

“The potential loss of approximately 115 jobs in Salem is very troublesome. My hope is that the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) issued to employees stays just that – a warning notice. The notice doesn’t necessarily mean the plant will close, but it was a federal requirement that it be distributed - so there is still time.

“I am willing to work with any agency or group in an effort to keep this facility – part of the fabric of our community -- open and running. It is also my understanding that the Mayor of Salem and other local leaders are doing everything in their power to help, and that actions are taking place behind the scenes in an effort to keep a Salem staple open for business.  The employees and families of Quaker Manufacturing should know that their leaders are fighting on their behalf.”

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