Rep. Lewis Responds to Ford Plant Closing
January 23, 2006 - Ford Motor Company announced today that it would lay off 25-30,000 workers in 14 plants across the country, including the auto assembly plant in Hapeville, Georgia. Representative John Lewis made these comments after hearing the news:
"I have visited with the dedicated workers at the Ford Motor Company in Hapeville on many occasions. I am proud of their accomplished record for high quality production and the frequent corporate recognition for their excellence. I regret that the leaders of Ford could not see their way clear to save this successful plant. I want to assure these employees that metropolitan Atlanta will continue to need their talents and expertise and that they will have my help and support as they redefine their roles in the workplace."