Dura-Bond Industries laying off 180 in central Pennsylvania
A company that makes and coats steel pipe used in the natural gas and oil industry plans to lay off 180 workers at a central Pennsylvania plant. Dura-Bond Industries disclosed the layoffs in a notice filed with the state Department of Labor and Industry. The company is based in Export, Westmoreland County. The plant in question is in Steelton, less than 5 miles from downtown Harrisburg. The layoffs will begin about Nov. 15. United Steelworkers Local 1688 says the layoffs will leave the Dura-Bond Pipe Steelton plant with about 220 union workers. The union says most of those being laid off are new hires, and likely will not be brought back.
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