Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined a virtual meeting with the Monongalia County Commission, state legislators and economic development stakeholders to discuss the announced closure of the Morgantown Viatris manufacturing facility and potential opportunities to assist the 1,500 employees affected by the closure.
“The announced closure of the Morgantown Viatris manufacturing facility is devastating news for the Morgantown community, especially the 1,500 workers and their families who are directly impacted by this closure. Today’s meeting was the first step to finding a solution, and I’ll continue to work with local, state and federal leaders, Viatris, and other parties to help the workers find employment or training for new skills, and hopefully find a buyer to continue utilizing the plant. I am committed to doing everything possible to help our fellow West Virginians affected by this decision,” Senator Manchin said.
Senator Manchin’s statement on the announcement can be found here.