Cooper-Standard Automotive urged to keep Northwest Ohio plant

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Cooper-Standard Automotive urged to keep Northwest Ohio plant

Toledo Blade – BOWLING GREEN — Federal, state, and local officials are urging auto-parts maker Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. not to close its hose plant in Bowling Green this year and move its work to Mexico or Kentucky.

In a letter to Larry Johnson, vice president of North American operations for Cooper-Standard, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) urged the company to "seek alternatives" to closing the facility and eliminating its 200 local unionized workers, who are represented by the United Steelworkers.

"The Ohio work force is second to none in productivity and quality. Ohio workers have [proved] time and time again their commitment to making high-quality products quickly, efficiently, and affordably.

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