Siemens Plant In Tillsonburg Closing?July 17, 2017 12:48pm
There are fears the jobs of 300 people could be lost if the Siemens plant in Tillsonburg shuts down.
Workers were told Monday that they are to attend a meeting at the Tillsonburg Community Centre on Tuesday, where company officials are expected to address the plant’s future.
In the meantime, work at the plant that makes wind turbine blades has ceased for the time being.
“The employees received notification of an all employee meeting that will be taking place tomorrow morning,” said Andrew Luther, communications and government affairs with Siemens Wind Power Limited, in an email to BlackburnNews.com. “All employees were given a paid day off in order to allow the night and afternoon shifts to adjust their schedules to attend the meeting.”
But with the Ontario government pumping the brakes on new green energy projects, there are concerns that the Tillsonburg plant may have a bleak future.