Factory Closings Search
The Blade's three-part series — Shut Down & Shipped Out — is based on a database of factory closings in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan compiled by Blade Projects Editor Joe Vardon.
The information for this database was obtained from federally mandated plant closing notices, trade assistance applications, press clippings, information provided by individual communities, and interviews with laid-off workers, government officials, and business executives.
Though thoroughly researched, factory closings and job losses are approximate.
You can search the database by entering the name of a factory, by county the year it closed using the pull-down menu, or by the city it operated in.