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Nippon Sharyo announces more layoffs

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Nippon Sharyo has announced that it will layoff more workers at its Rochelle plant. 

The company says it will lay off about 110 workers. This comes after they laid off about 100 workers back in January

In a statement released Monday, the company said:

We continue to confront technical complications and delays with the bi-level rail car project that have forced us to evaluate the volume of work and the needs at our Rochelle facility.  As a result, we have made the difficult decision to reduce our workforce at the plant by approximately 110 people.  This reduction will come from all areas of the company - both hourly and salary employees will be impacted by this announcement. We are grateful for the hard work and dedication of our employees, and will be providing severance packages to those affected by this announcement.

The plant first went online in 2012 in Rochelle. Since then, it has been investigated by OSHA and has dealt with a number of rounds of layoffs.  

A series of layoffs were announced in both 2015 and 2016 following failed crush tests on certain train cars.


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