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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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