Rexnord workers told jobs being sent to Mexico

(Photo Courtesy/Rexnord)
(Photo Courtesy/Rexnord)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Representatives for a local worker union say that workers have been told that their jobs are being sent to Mexico.

Kelly Ray Hugunin said workers at Rexnord Bearings were told Friday that jobs are leaving the plant for Monterrey, Mexico between April and June 2017.

Hugunin said approximately 290 bargaining unit workers are affected and between 50 and 60 salaried employees.

Rexnord Bearings is located on Rockville Road near Girls School Road on the city’s west side.

Rexnord released this statement about the move:

Rexnord has tentatively decided to relocate its Indianapolis, Indiana manufacturing operations to an existing Rexnord manufacturing facility with capacity in Monterrey, Mexico.

We understand, recognize and respect that in these circumstances discussion and openness with the Steelworkers Union is an important step. We have invited the Union to join us in an open and frank discussion over this potential relocation and the impact it would have on Rexnord associates and their families.

While no final decision has been made, completion of the potential relocation process would be targeted for April through June 2017.