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Dura-Bond plans 180 layoffs at Steelton plant

Move to begin around Nov. 15, company says

Dura-Bond Industries Inc. has announced plans to lay off 180 workers at its Steelton pipe-making facility.

The layoffs are to begin on or around Nov. 15 at the plant at 2716 S. Front St., Steelton, and it’s not certain how long they will last, Dura-Bond vice president Ryan Norris said in a letter to the state and to borough officials.

Efforts to reach Norris and other officials at the Steelton facility on Wednesday were not successful.

The company alerted officials to the pending layoffs in a WARN notice posted on the state Department of Labor & Industry’s webpage.

Dura-Bond is based in Export, just east of Pittsburgh.

The Steelton facility produces and coats steel pipe, mostly for the natural gas and oil industries.

In 2003, Dura-Bond acquired the pipe manufacturing plant in Steelton formerly owned by Bethlehem Steel Corp. The company is unionized through the United Steelworkers, according to Business Journal files.

David O'Connor
Dave O'Connor covers York County, manufacturing, higher education, nonprofits, and workforce development. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at doconnor@cpbj.com.

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