Laid off Ford employees come back to work

By Corey McConnell - bio | email

SHARONVILLE, OH (FOX19) - In spite of the downturn in the US economy, especially in the auto industry, a local plant is showing off a new car, and bringing laid off employees back to work.

The Ford plant in Sharonville has been around for more than 50 years. Now, they're making parts for the 2010 Taurus, which has enabled them to bring back 31 employees.

The Sharonville plant makes parts that go in every sing Ford sold in America.

"Even though the market has been difficult and car sales have been drastically reduced, the amount coming out of this plant has been steady and now is growing," said Tom Thieman, Ford Plant Manager.

Gears for the transmission of the 2010 Ford Taurus will be made at the plant.

"We like to look at ourselves as a model for the team leader concept. We are a model for the industry," said Dave Mason with the United Auto Workers.

Ford calls the Sharonville plant a success story, and proof that Ford is making a comeback. In fact, 31 laid off workers, returned to work on Monday.

"The more we make, the more our suppliers make, the more we employ, the more taxes into the local economy of the city of Sharonville, Hamilton County, state of Ohio," said Thieman.

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