"I'm keeping them," said Wayne Truitt, Johnson Controls unit chairman for UAW Local 12.
said the Johnson Controls plant will lay off 48 people from its second shift on Friday in conjunction with the loss of the second shift at the Toledo Jeep Assembly complex.
The job losses are in addition to about two dozen workers who remain laid off from when the plant lost its third shift in February.
However, Mr. Truitt
said the plant has learned that it has won the work to build seats for the Jeep Liberty/Dodge Nitro line this summer, work that had been done at a Johnson Controls site in Rockwood, Mich.
When the work comes, Mr. Truitt
said the Northwood plant should be able to call people back to work.
"It's going to be tough on the 50 people that will be out until July, but at least there's a light at the end of the tunnel," he