Workers at Hufcor Manufacturing in Janesville, WI are joining with their community to fight for their jobs after the company announced its plan to move production from Wisconsin to Mexico. Hufcor is owned by OpenGate Capital, a private equity firm notorious for acquiring and then gutting companies across the country.
Over 150 workers are expected to lose their jobs, many of whom have 20+ years of service. The closing of the Hufcor Janesville plant not only affects workers, but also our local suppliers and businesses in the surrounding community.
In the News
Wisconsin workers fight factory move to Mexico: ‘Anxiety is through the roof’ // The Guardian
Private-Equity ‘Vampires’ Run Into a Wall of Worker Resistance // The Progressive
They Have Nothing To Do With Us // Wisconsin Examiner
Vulture Capitalists Come for Janesville // GazetteXtra
Vulture Capitalists are Preying on Jobs in Janesville // The Cap Times
Baldwin is Taking on an LA Hedge Fund in Fight to Save Wisconsin Jobs // The Cap Times
Hufcor workers battle private equity owner with shame ad in Los Angeles Times // GazetteXtra