The final work day for many area residents at Spencer's B. F. Goodrich plant happened last Friday. Seventy workers, sixty-four of them hourly, lost their jobs, as a company official arranged to have a catered lunch.

Forty-three hourly workers remain at the plant, expecting final lay-off on September 30.

A total of 147 employees, 117 hourly, lost their jobs when the plant announced the plant would be moved to Phoenix

Over 50% of the workforce is from Calhoun County.

Workers will not be eligible for dislocated workers funding under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act, although some of the employees believe the jobs will eventually land in India.

The Goodrich plant was once located in Calhoun, with operations shifting to Spencer in 1996.

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