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Lorinser releases statement about 150 layoffs in Alpena


Thurs. Feb. 22

ALPENA, Mich. — In light of the recent closure of Decorative Panels International (DPI) in Alpena, my heart goes out to the hardworking employees and their families now facing uncertainty and job loss.

The impact of this decision on over 150 employees is deeply concerning.

As we navigate these challenging times, it is crucial to stand in solidarity with our labor force, which has dedicated time and effort to the company.

It is distressing to learn employees were not notified of layoffs, and leaders must push for labor reform to ensure workers' rights are protected and honored.

The closure of DPI serves as a stark reminder of the financial challenges that hardworking families in Northern Michigan and the UP are currently facing, especially for the working class.

I commend the resilience and strength of the Alpena community in coming together to support those affected by this unfortunate situation.

As a community, we must rally behind those who have lost their jobs and offer our unwavering support. Together, we can weather this storm and emerge stronger, ensuring that everyone impacted by this closure receives the resources, guidance, and benefits they have earned.

—Bob Lorinser

Bob Lorinser Candidate for US Congress

Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

Democrat, MI01


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