York County company Adhesives Research to lay off 36 in downsizing
York County development and manufacturing company Adhesives Research announced Thursday it will lay off 36 employees.
The layoffs of both salaried and hourly employees at the company's Springfield Township facility are part of a downsizing of the workforce due to "current market conditions," according to a company statement read by Stephanie Kennedy, human resources director at the company.
Adhesives Research "will be providing severance and other benefits to all affected associates," the company said.
Kennedy would not provide information on when the layoffs will occur, how many employees the company currently has or how many are in the York County location near Glen Rock. According to its website, Adhesives Research has approximately 300 employees around the world, which would mean it is laying off about 12 percent of its workforce.
The company was founded in 1961 and has been in Springfield Township since 1974.
According to its website, Adhesives Research "develops and manufactures high-performance, pressure-sensitive adhesives, tapes, coatings, specialty films and laminates for global customers" in the medical, electronics, industrial/engineered tapes, pharmaceutical and splicing.
In addition to York County, Adhesives Research also has a location in Ireland and sales offices in China, Canada, England and Singapore, according to its website. It also has sales representation in Japan, Taiwan and Korea.