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October 29, 2012

Cequent workers protest

Company officials may move production lines to Mexico

GOSHEN — Around 50 Cequent Performance Products unionized employees picketed along U.S. 33 Monday afternoon.

The workers were protesting the possibility of production lines at the Goshen plant moving to Reynosa, Mexico, announced Oct. 18 by Cequent’s parent company TriMas, according to a company spokesperson.

The union members carried signs and shouted to passing motorists, and they received honks, whistles and shouts of support in return. Local United Steelworkers union vice president Deb Hathaway said union representation would meet with Goshen Mayor Allan Kauffman around 3:30 p.m. Monday to get an update on how city officials can help.

Also at the protest was Brendan Mullen, Democratic candidate for Indiana District 2 in the House of Representatives, as well as representation from Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly and Indiana Senate District 12 candidate Jim Ball.

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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