democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden During the campaign hiatus Pennsylvania Over the weekend, a mistake said that a factory in the city was considering closing its doors, prompting the company to issue a response to assuage workers’ concerns. Erie News now I mentioned Tuesday.
During an interview with the Local Channel, Biden was touting his support for high-speed rail and the “tens of thousands of well-paying jobs” that he said could be created to support powerful high-speed railways in the United States while doing so a point. However, Biden raised fear between Some workers are in a major local employer.
“I heard today that a locomotive factory is thinking of shutting down here,” Biden told Ethan Kebbe of AirNewsNow. “I’ll literally be investing in high-speed rail. I have a track record of that.”
Biden’s statement, according to Erie News Now, sparked a response from Wabtec, the Erie locomotive manufacturer. An email from the company to employees, carried by the TV station, stated that it wanted to “set the record straight and let you know that this statement is incorrect. This website and the factory are an integral part of business and our society.”
According to the station, Biden corrected his comment on the “shutdown” after the interview, saying he had intended to talk about possible layoffs at the plant. However, the full transcript of the interview was published online, including the “lockdown” comment.
Waptec earlier this year laid off about 300 employees at the Erie facility, according to it WJET. Those hairdos, according to GoErie.com, Reduced Wabtec’s Erie’s total workforce to around 1,200 workers.