New layoffs affect Volvo plant in Virginia
A day after global employers announced more than 60,000 layoffs, companies with Virginia operations said jobs would be cut in the state.
The announcements include 650 hourly workers at North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. in Southwest Virginia, 120 hourly jobs at a outplacement out·place·ment
The process of facilitating a terminated employee’s search for a new job by provision of professional services, such as counseling, paid for by the former employer. assistance to the laid-off employees, in collaboration with the Mack Trucks Mack Trucks is one of the world’s leading truck-manufacturing companies. It is now a subsidiary of AB Volvo, Volvo Group. The company’s headquarters are in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. from the Dublin plant to a factory in Macungie, Pa.
In the Tri-Cities, Amsted Rail Co. Inc. has laid off 120 hourly employees at its manufacturing plant.
The company, formerly known as Brenco Inc., said in a statement that the job cuts were necessary because of “severely deteriorating economic conditions that have affected most industries.”
Amsted Rail makes tapered roller bearings for freight railroad cars. The company has had a presence in Petersburg for 60 years.
Rick Louthan, the company’s vice president of operations, said in a statement that the company attempted to avoid layoffs through a downsizing (1) Converting mainframe and mini-based systems to client/server LANs.
(2) To reduce equipment and associated costs by switching to a less-expensive system.
(jargon) downsizing will leave the manufacturing plant with 278 salaried and hourly employees.
Merillat is a kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer; the Culpeper facility is strictly a cabinet assembly plant. Masco manufactures two brands: Merillat and Quality Cabinets, with Culpeper’s plant one of 12 facilities in the operations manager See datacenter manager. at the plant, said it has been in operation for half a century and was owned and operated by Brad Ragan Inc. before Goodyear bought it about five years ago.
Brei said the plant is a victim of the economic downturn: “We just don’t need the capacity any more.”
Staff writers Rex Bowman and