News

130 to lose their jobs when Berks County foundry closes

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 7, 2013 10:16 AM
unemployment.jpg

(Reading) -- The owner of a foundry that has been in Kutztown for 144 years says a decline in demand is behind the decision to close the facility, eliminating 130 jobs.

McConway & Torley LLC will close its plant on May 5th and lay off 130 workers because of a drop in demand, according to Nancy Farrar, a spokeswoman for Trinity Industries Inc. — the Dallas, Texas-based company that owns McConway.

The plant has been in use since 1869 and was purchased by McConway in March 1980.

In 2007, the company laid off 149 workers.

Published in News

Tagged under , , , , , , ,

back to top

Post a comment

Support for witf is provided by:

Become a witf sponsor today »

witf's Public Insight Network

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for witf is provided by:

Become a witf sponsor today »