The Eaton plant on Tuscarawas Road in Vanport Township has suspended operations after an employee of the company tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
IBEW Local 201 publicly announced the shutdown in a statement to its members, saying the company’s decision was “due to a salary employee testing positive for COVID-19.”
An employee of the plant provided BeaverCountian.com with the following statement they received:
“Effective 3/26/2020, all employees are Not to report to the Beaver plant until further notice. Please stand by for more information. This applies to 3rd shift employees arriving at the plant tonight 3/25/2020 at 11pm.”
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