Brown, Williams discuss aid for Ohio auto plants

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Brown, Williams discuss aid for Ohio auto plants

Youngstown Vindicator – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown met with former Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams, the director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, to discuss what can be done in Ohio cities that lost vehicle plants in recent years.

“We talked about good news with General Motors in Lordstown, but there’s other issues that aren’t good,” Brown, a Democrat, told The Vindicator on Wednesday after the 30-minute private meeting in Williams’ Washington, D.C. office.

The GM complex in Lordstown has built the company’s Chevrolet Cruze since the car’s launch in September 2010, and added a third shift of workers that summer. Also, GM announced recently it will build the diesel Cruze in Lordstown.

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