Friday, December 12, 2008

Grim news in Waynesboro ... 210 to be laid off

"The leg bone's connected to the knee bone ... the knee bone's connected to the thigh bone ... the thigh bone's connected to the hip bone ..."

That children's song comes to mind when reading about the Invista plant's proposed layoffs of so many at their Waynesboro location. The former DuPont plant that manufactures carpeting is being effected by the slowed-down housing market which is effected by the sluggish economy.

According to the Waynesboro News Virginian:
An idling of the nylon operation for at least six months at Invista’s Waynesboro plant will put more than 210 people out of work due to a dwindling demand for carpet brought on by a sluggish housing market, company officials said Wednesday.

An undetermined number of contractors from The Mundy Companies and other contractors serving the plant will also be laid off, officials said.

This comes on the heels of Invista’s announcement Friday that 132 contract employees from The Mundy Companies of Houston, Texas also will be let go. That number includes 55 people that were previously furloughed following an interruption in raw materials supplied to the plant.
More news about the Invista layoffs:

-- Grim news shakes workers
-- Invista cutting 132 jobs
-- Fallout to ripple through city
-- Editorial: Layoffs deal city a blow

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So sad, Things have defintely change for Invista (formerly DuPont). Someone just told me this weekend that at one time in the late 1970s, the plant had over 3,000 employees.