Leadec announces more layoffs

LORDSTOWN — A company that provides industrial services at General Motors’ assembly plant has filed another mass layoff notice with the state.

This one received by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services on Tuesday from Leadec Corp. states the company will permanently lay off 40 employees between May 27 and June 7.

It’s the result of being told March 26 by GM “that certain contractual services would no longer be needed” during that period, according to the letter, which is the third Leadec has filed with Ohio JFS since about mid-February for workers at the plant.

The affected employees in the latest announcement are members of United Auto Workers Local 1112, as were the 39 contained in a notice received March 4 by Ohio JFS and 63 in the initial notice received by the state Feb. 19. That notice also contained layoffs of 10 non-union employees.

Leadec is headquartered in Germany and has offices around the globe. The U.S. office is in Cincinnati. At the GM plant, it provides, in part, janitorial, mechanical and maintenance services.

Affected by the latest round were six janitors, 12 booth cleaners, four maintenance techs, six who work in mechanical, three in electrical, seven supervisors, one human resources manager and one classified as FM, the letter states.

Lordstown Seating Systems, which makes the seats for the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze, and Source Providers in Austintown, a warehousing, sequencing and logistics facility, also laid off all, if not nearly all, employees as a result of GM idlding the Lordstown plant March 6.

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