A top White House automotive industry official will be in Ohio Thursday — and Twinsburg on Friday — to discuss how the federal government might be able to help displaced workers and communities hurt by the upcoming closing of auto factories.
Edward Montgomery, the Obama administration's director of recovery for auto communities and workers, is scheduled to travel to Dayton and Toledo on Thursday.
On Friday, Montgomery will meet privately with workers at the Chrysler stamping plant in Twinsburg, along with local elected officials and members of a new task force set up to deal with the impending plant closing. The Twinsburg plant, where more than 1,000 people work, is among eight Chrysler factories the bankrupt automaker plans to close by 2010 as it reorganizes.
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