The fight is on to save jobs in Edon.

The for­mer Diver­si­fied Machine Inc., now called Chas­six Inc., announced on April 23rd that the com­pany plans to close the Edon plant by Feb­ru­ary 2014, and most employ­ees are expected to be released by the end of 2013. Approx­i­mately 76 work­ers are cur­rently employed there, although the union’s ros­ter includes nearly 125.

Edon Mayor Dar­lene Burkhardt told the Bryan Times that the man­u­fac­tur­ing plant has been a huge part of the com­mu­nity since it began oper­a­tions in the 1950s as Edon Machine.

Burkhardt said the clos­ing of the plant and loss of jobs would have a dev­as­tat­ing effect on every­one in the community.

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