Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following the announcement concerning the Sikorsky helicopter plant in Coatesville, PA:
"Today, I received word from Lockheed Martin that they are reversing their decision to close the Sikorsky helicopter plant in Coatesville. I am pleased that following the June 10, 2019 letter I sent, along with the efforts of U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan and other local elected officials, Lockheed Martin heeded our call to keep the plant’s 465 workers on the job. However, while this announcement is an encouraging first step, I am concerned that the announcement lacks a specific plan to bring new work to the Coatesville facility that would keep the plant open beyond the next several months. The Sirkorsky Coatesville employees deserve answers on the long-term viability of the plant and I look forward to hearing more from Lockheed Martin about a comprehensive plan to ensure livelihoods in Chester County. I will continue to fight to grow and preserve family-sustaining jobs in Southeastern Pennsylvania and across the Commonwealth."