HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - Ford workers in Hamburg are bracing for a round of layoffs. The job action had previously been announced when details became known about the shutdown of a Ford Motor Co. factory in Southern Ontario.
The Canadian plant is scheduled to close in about two weeks. The Ford Stamping Plant on Route 5 in Hamburg supplies the St. Thomas facility with materials. Pink slips affecting 150 workers are set to start taking effect September 12.
The UAW workers who are laid-off will be eligible for state unemployment and supplemental benefits from the company.
The Ford St. Thomas plant produces Ford Crown Victoria and Lincoln Town cars. Production of the Town Car is scheduled to end Monday.
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