WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that nearly 20 workers at Rankin Manufacturing Incorporated are eligible to apply for worker adjustment assistance.  Certification was approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.          

“Losing a job can devastate families and affect whole communities,” Brown said. “These resources will help ensure that displaced workers in Huron County have the financial support and training opportunities to get a fresh start.”

Rankin Manufacturing, a family-owned company founded in 1962, makes fabricated steel structures for construction projects.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance program is a federal program that provides aid to workers who lose their jobs or whose work hours and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. The program extends benefits including training for employment in another job or career, income support, job search allowances, and relocation allowances. Qualified workers may quickly return to employment through a combination of these services.