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Local Officials Meet With Truck-Lite Management

Truck-Lite P-J file photo by Eric Tichy

Local officials who recently met with Truck-Lite management said they hope to preserve as much of the manufacturer’s presence in Falconer as possible.

State Sen. George Borrello said he and Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel arranged the meeting with Truck-Lite’s president and senior management regarding the company’s tentative plan to cease production by the end of the year. The meeting, which took place in Falconer at the end of January, also included village Mayor Jim Jaroszynski; state Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown; Mark Geise, deputy county executive; and Alison Hunt, representative of U.S. Rep. Tom Reed.

“Our goal was to engage them on the tentative plan to cease manufacturing operations at the plant,” said Borrello, R-Sunset Bay. “In addition to listening to the challenges they are facing, we also outlined what assistance we can offer at the county, state and federal levels. The goal is to ensure there is an open line of communication to preserve as much as possible in Falconer.”

Truck-Lite announced Jan. 9 it planned to end production at its longtime 310 E. Elmwood Ave. facility.

See Thursday’s edition of The Post-Journal for more coverage.