Mitsubishi Motors is done in Normal. The company has announced plans to halt productions at its plant on Nov. 30.Mitsubishi is trying to find a buyer for the plant to keep it open but if they can't, the company's 1,200 employees will start being let go in May 2016. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) said he's going to see what can be done to keep it open.
"I would hope that we can work together in a bipartisan way and then also with the company and the (United Auto Workers) union to ensure that if Mitsubishi's not going to remain there that they're willing to part with the facility so someone else can come in," Davis said.
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State Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, said it may be easier than some think to find a buyer for the plant. "We really believe where there may be a difficult challenge today, there may be a great opportunity in the future with all we have to offer," Brady said. Mitsubishi officials says they intend to work the United Auto Workers union and civic leaders over the coming months to achieve a successful result. The Mitsubishi plant in Normal started production in 1988.