Thursday, March 26, 2015

Swalwell praises Hayward bus maker--the one that's leaving the city behind

CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Was it too soon? Last week, the 15th Congressional District's social media maven, Rep. Eric Swalwell, tweeted photos of his visit to Hayward's bus manufacturer Gillig. The company also builds buses for AC Transit.

However, it won't building buses in Hayward for much longer.

Earlier this year, Gillig jilted Hayward for better digs and an expansion in Livermore (still within the 15th District).

The parting of ways was less than amicable if you ask officials in Hayward, who felt the company decided to move on without giving City Hall a chance to make their case.


That is bad, but The City of Hayward listed Gillig as a Hayward business when they had their recent job fair and also in a report one week ago where they tried to promote Hayward's lesser known businesses. Leave it to Hayward to brag about a business who bailed out on them.

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