Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A company once owned by Congressman Chris Collins is closing its doors. Niagara Ceramics employed 110 people before shutting the plant.
The company cited economic reasons for the plant closure.
Collins issued a statement on the closure:
“I am sorry to hear of the closure of Niagara Ceramics, something I learned about today for the first time from the media. I transferred my ownership interest in Niagara Ceramics in 2012, at no cost, to the management team in an effort to give them the best chance possible at future success. I have had no involvement in the company since that point. Prior to 2012, I had not been involved in day to day management of the company since 2007."
"Niagara Ceramics consistently struggled because of unfair competition from Chinese manufactures who benefit from China manipulating its currency at the expense of American jobs. As a Member of Congress, I believe strongly that the U.S. must take a harder stand against this unfair practice by the Chinese government.”