Honeywell Closing Texas Brake Plant Next Year

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Source: Times Union post

GREEN ISLAND, N.Y.— Honeywell is closing its Green Island factory that makes airplane brakes amid the government coronavirus lock down orders that have crushed the airline industry.

The closure is expected to take place by next year.

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“Honeywell is planning to close the Green Island site and move work to our South Bend, Indiana facility by (the third quarter of 2021) to streamline operations and better serve our customers,” Honeywell spokesman Scott Sayres told the Times Union. “We realize this would, unfortunately, affect valued employees and we’re committed to open communication through this period. We will follow all legally required notice, collective bargaining and consultation obligations.”

The Green Island Honeywell plant employed about 40 union workers as of a few years ago when the unionized workforce was locked out by management over a dispute over a new contract. The contract was later approved, and the plant got back to work.

Officials with UAW Local 1508 that represents the Honeywell workers in Green Island could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.

The South Bend facility also makes brakes and is the larger of the two facilities.

Honeywell had no more details about the closure to provide to the Times Union.

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