Atkore to reorganize, slash work force

Aug 17, 2012 | 11:46 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Atkore, Allied Tube & Conduit, John Williamson, Jim Mallak, layoffs, steel, Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Atkore International Holdings Inc. is planning layoffs and a wide-ranging corporate restructuring that appears to be focused largely on its Allied Tube & Conduit Corp. business.

The move comes as the Harvey, Ill.-based company grapples with poor business conditions while also mulling a possible initial public offering (IPO) within the next few years.

The changes will see the company organized into three business units: Allied Tube & Conduit, AFC Cable Systems and Unistrut, which makes metal framing systems. The company said the realignment will go into effect Oct. 1.....

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