CPFilms Cuts 45 Martinsville Employees
In the current economic climate, the word "layoffs" has practically
become a part of the daily news. Those fortunate enough to work in an
industry that hasn't made news of this nature are mostly braced-waiting
their turn. This unfortunate reality reached the window film industry
last week through one of its domestic giants: Solutia-owned CPFilms Inc.
Two years ago the company reported it had laid off 39 employees at its
Martinsville, Va.-based production plant following an "efficiency
review." Last week it laid off 45 at the same facility. In 2007,
representatives for Solutia Inc., CPFilms' parent company, assured that
the layoffs at that time had nothing to do with cutting costs at the facility.
This time around, however, the company is citing a decrease in demand
for its products as culprit.
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