Rep. Elik Statement on Granite City Steel Cutting Jobs

State Representative Amy Elik (R-Fosterburg) issued the following statement after the announcement of Granite City Steel downsizing operations in Madison County:

“The news that Granite City Steel is making plans to leave Madison County and take nearly 1,000 jobs away is devastating. These are good-paying union jobs. We can’t keep losing manufacturing jobs, our state needs to do everything it can to create more jobs in the Metro East. I am fully committed to growing our manufacturing base right here in the Metro East and will continue to support policies that do just that.”