HALTON HILLS, ON – Following last week’s news about the closure of the Cooper Standard plant this summer, Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette advised that he had notified the offices of MP Chong, MPP Arnott and Regional Chair Carr. Subsequently, representatives from Service Canada reached out to Cooper Standard to schedule information sessions with their employees.
“When large scale employers close, it’s imperative that governments at all levels are informed and actively engaged so as to provide coordinated support.” said the Mayor.
The Mayor, Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Economic Development will meet with representatives from Cooper Standard to discuss an action plan for supporting displaced employees and learn more about the company’s plans for the site.
Cooper Standard, a supplier of components to the automotive sector, opened its production facility at 346 Guelph Street in 1959. On January 20, employees were told that the plant will close in July.
About the Town of Halton Hills
The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine. Visit haltonhills.ca
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