March 3, 2009

Smart Papers sells brands to Mohawk; will lay off 200

Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. has acquired Smart Papers LLC’s uncoated paper brands, a move that will cut more than half of Smart Papers’ employees at its Hamilton[,OH] mill.

The Hamilton Journal-News , quoting the president of the United Steelworkers of America Local 1967, said about 200 Smart Papers workers will be laid off as a result of the sale. That’s about 55 percent of the mill’s union members and 60 percent of its salaried employees, according to the story. About 160 employees will remain, the union head said.

Source: Business Courier of Cincinnati

January 23, 2009

Alcoa to lay off 220 hourly employees

Alcoa Davenport Works announced this morning that it will reduce its hourly work force by about 220 positions as part of the global reduction announced earlier this month by the aluminum maker’s parent company.

The union and plant manager are working to determine which employees will be impacted by the layoff.The company is also working with state officials to provide assistance for these employees.

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry.

Source: Quad-City Times

December 9, 2008

Corning says LCD TV sales soft, may cut more jobs

According to Reuters: “Specialty glass maker Corning Inc said on Tuesday that it was mulling permanent plant closings and additional job cuts as U.S. sales of LCD televisions rose less than expected in November.”

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