UPDATED 7:49 AM PT – Thursday, July 11, 2019
President Trump is praising Lockheed Martin for not closing down one of its plants, and saving hundreds of American jobs. On Twitter Wednesday, the president thanked the company’s CEO for not shutting down operations at its facility in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.
I was just informed by Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin, of her decision to keep the Sikorsky Helicopter Plant in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, open and humming! We are very proud of Pennsylvania and the people who work there….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2019
The company had planned on closing the plant by the end of the year due to a drop in demand. That would have meant more than 400 people would be in jeopardy of losing their jobs or being relocated.
Although state and local lawmakers say they are thankful the plant wasn’t shut down, they are concerned the company does not have a long-term plan to keep the facility open.
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