MOUNT VERNON — Kelsey-Hayes Company, a subsidiary of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. announced its intention to close its Mount Vernon facility in the third quarter of 2010.



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5 Responses to “TRW to transition out of Mount Vernon”

  1. jt

    personally i think the union employees pulled the final straw. especially the weekenders.
    heard tooo many of them bragging about raping the company on over/ double time.
    they(the company) couldn’t do anything because of the union so they trumped everyone
    and moved. less benefits, cheaper labor, and did i say no union.
    everyone that worked there knew someone that “put it to” the company on payroll.
    and if you say you didn’t you are probably lying thru your teeth or you had blinders on.

  2. miriam st. jean

    John Booth doesn’t fight for anyone’s rights……………..walked from TRW when the illnesses (and deaths) became apparent a decade agi, didn’t warn the community that TRW employees were dropping like flies due to the poisons in the plant (200 worker’s comp claims filed in one year alone, and he knew it)_, and sure as heck doesn’t have the guts to stand up to a conglomerate and fight for the heath rights of this community……..he’d tell you it “isnt/wasn’t his job” – dear gawd – why is he still serving on city council when he knew of these conditions and didn’t warn anyone?

    am sorry for the loss of jobs – however trw would rather relocate to a country whose inhabitants don’t know that they hav “rights”

  3. mike wazauski

    What a load of crap!!! If they hadnt taken jobs to Oakwood, Georgia and to Mexico, I would still have had a job a lot longer. Granted the economy didnt help either, but they moved jobs that were at the time still going strong like the Miltary HUMVEE, GM, Ford and Chrysler brakes (we made alot them since their developemant in the early 80’s) as far as I can see the HUMVEE is still in production. But throught lack of Union and Managements communication they, TRW thought it would be nice to pay cheaper wages and take our jobs aout of Mt Vernon, after getting a 10 year tax abatement. Did TRW live up to the deal for 10 years?? Lets ask John Booth, ex-trw employee. If I not mistaken he, being on City Council you’d have thought he would have tried to fight for our jobs. Hah… Did TRW live up to the 10 abatement deal??? I dont believe so. I think they owe the city of Mt.Vernon some money. Someone got some explaing to do…Any takers??

  4. Jacob

    Well, this is terrible news–but, sadly, not surprising news. These old rust-belt towns just don’t have much going for them. Sigh.