85 employees laid off at Grand Rapids Plastics

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Photo from Grand Rapids Plastics website

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Grand Rapids manufacturer announced last week they’ll be laying off 85 employees.

Grand Rapids Plastics, Inc. notified the Workforce Development Agency on February 24 of the layoffs.  Some of the affected employees were laid off on February 24th and the others will be laid off on May 6th.

The company reports in their notification that FCA, LLC., (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) canceled additional contracts and all orders with Grand Rapids Plastics on February 18. FCA is the main customer of Grand Rapids Plastics, so the layoffs are permanent.

85 employees at Grand Rapids Plastics are affected.  The company is at four locations on Roger B. Chaffee Boulevard.

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2 comments

  • Fidel Sarcastro

    So how’s that globalization working out for you, MI? NAFTA treating you well? If you want more of this global socialist garbage, all you have to do is vote for another democrat. What have you got to lose? There’s only a few thousand more jobs left in the area anyway.

  • Frank Sissel

    What did you expect? This is what happens with globalization. You want more of this socialist globalization nonsense, all you have to do is vote in another Democrat and kiss American prosperity goodbye. Putting the prosperity of other countries ahead of American prosperity is treason, and it is time that we returned to recognizing it as such!