Chromalloy cuts another 41 positions

COURTESYA Chromalloy Nevada company spokeswoman has confirmed that 41 employees were laid off from their Carson City plant Thursday. The jet engine parts manufacturing and repair plant will continue operating with 380 employees.

COURTESYA Chromalloy Nevada company spokeswoman has confirmed that 41 employees were laid off from their Carson City plant Thursday. The jet engine parts manufacturing and repair plant will continue operating with 380 employees.

Chromalloy Nevada, one of Carson City's largest employers, laid off 41 people Thursday, a spokeswoman for the company confirmed.

"Chromalloy's Nevada facility experienced a decline in our business," said Cathy Gedvilas. "After a review of the business and industry environment, we announced the reduction of positions to better align our business with the marketplace."

The positions eliminated in this round of layoffs included hourly and salaried jobs from all areas of the business.

The layoffs come on the heels of a larger cutback in September of 91 workers. At that time, Gedvilas had said further cutbacks might be required.

The September cuts included 79 employees working as contractors and 12 full-time workers. The company also laid off about 150 employees in December 2008.

Chromalloy is a jet engine parts manufacturing and repair plant. Customers include major airlines, military forces worldwide and industrial gas turbine engine owners. It has operated continuously since 1950 and has operations all over the world.

Chromalloy opened two sites in Carson City in 1993 for turbine repair and service. In 2001, it built a casting furnace here to improve its global service and added an online presence to the casting facility.

Carson City's unemployment rate at the end of April was 11.7 percent, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a week ago.

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