Assemblymember Wallace, Senator Kennedy Issue Joint Statement with Supervisor Benczkowski on Recently Announced Ingersoll Rand Intent to Close

Following announcement by Ingersoll Rand that the company plans to cease manufacturing at its Cheektowaga facility, Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Senator Tim Kennedy, and Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski have issued the following joint statement:
January 22, 2019

“Today’s announcement from Ingersoll Rand regarding the ceasing of operations at its Cheektowaga manufacturing facility was a surprise to us and is deeply upsetting. Anytime we lose jobs in Western New York is concerning, but for 280 skilled laborers to lose their jobs at once is devastating. We will be sending a letter to Ingersoll Rand imploring their leadership to meet with Empire State Development and the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, and we are planning to have open dialogues with the company, the union representing these workers, and other community leaders to evaluate what can be done to keep Ingersoll Rand’s manufacturing facility open.

“Just as the Western New York community stood with these workers three years ago when they went on strike for better health care, we will stand by their side today and moving forward.”