Energex Tube to slash jobs at Welland mill

Jun 29, 2012 | 02:17 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Energex Tube, JMC Steel Group, Lakeside Steel, CAW, Doug Orr, layoffs, Welland, steel tube steel pipe

TORONTO — Energex Tube, a division of Chicago-based JMC Steel Group Inc., plans to permanently lay off 110 workers at its Welland, Ontario, facility effective July 15, a union official told AMM Friday.

The cuts, which will leave one shift running at Welland’s 8-inch-diameter pipe mill, are necessary because of high inventory levels at the plant, a "glut" of pipe imports that drove down prices and "no customer demand," said Doug Orr, a national representative for the....

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