Lay Offs Strike More Than 80 Plant Workers

HNN Staff

Special Metals parent company Precision Castparts has announced the layoff of 80 workers at both its Huntington, WV and Burnaugh, Ky. due to adverse business conditions.

According to a widely reported company e-mail , the company now has 542 hourly employees in Huntington and 125 in Kentucky.

Workers losing their jobs come from maintenance and production. Company spokesman Dwight Weber indicated the workers will be re-called when business improves.

Steelworkers at the plant recently approved a new contract after nearly going on strike due to health benefits differences. The company let  42 workers go in 2011 and 66 in 2010.

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