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Waukesha County Plant Cuts Jobs, Sending Work to Mexico

Cooper Power System in Pewaukee is laying off over 100 workers.

Cooper Power System in Pewaukee is eliminating 166 jobs and sending the work to Mexico beginning next year, reported Patch media partners WISN 12 News.

The electrical equipment supplier's cuts will affect mainly production plant workers and 30 salaried positions. The production of molded rubber will be moved to its facility in Queretaro, Mexico. 

Eaton acquired Cooper Industries in November 2012. A spokesperson with Eaton's Cooper Power Systems Division said that ongoing business and market conditions and a continued challenging business climate have caused them to make this move. 

The company will now be left with fewer than 100 employees, according to WISN 12 News. 

TOM April 24, 2013 at 01:45 PM
The ones that are scared of getting thier backs wet and stayed home work cheaper than the illegals here do thats what that tells me
Rita Hahn April 25, 2013 at 08:17 AM
The sad thing is that they lied to the workers, and then sprung this on them. My husband works at Pewaukee. and is 60 years old. Now what is he going to do, and who will hire him anywhere when Cooper was his life.
kathy April 29, 2013 at 06:27 PM
I think that is so wrong..while they make tons of money the CEO. I hope u guys can sleep at night.with your money.
DICK STEINBERG April 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM
There must have been some kind of information available to the Governor and/or his staff. was there an attempt to keep Cooper here ?
outsidedabox May 17, 2013 at 11:15 PM
120000 employees really not quite that many at most places.... but everyone has a wealth ceo think a little wow compare it two 120'000 what would the benifit be for 120 employess try to think for yourself useless

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