Major layoffs are expected to affect residents in one southern Illinois community.
Airtex Products located in Fairfield, Illinois says it will lay off as many as 160 production workers and about 60 company employees.
The company currently employs more than 300 production workers and manufactures fuel pumps for automobiles.
Residents of Fairfield say Airtex has been a major employer of the town for many years and the effect of the layoffs will be devastating.
"It's going to be a large impact because it followed generations down. Mom and dad worked there. Grandma and Grandpa worked there. Now we're working there. It's going to trickle all the way down like I say and it's going to be a hard blow," said Fairfield resident Dora Schnell.
Airtex says layoffs could start in two weeks and could last as long as 9 months.