Energex cuts jobs, said examining mill closure

Dec 13, 2012 | 11:31 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  JMC Steel Group, Energex Tube, layoffs, CAW, Doug Orr, Barry Sharpe, pipe mill, steel pipe oil

CHICAGO — Energex Tube has laid off 94 employees at its operations in Welland, Ontario, and the city’s mayor and a union official say that the company is considering permanently closing a pipe mill at the location.

The most recent cuts have reduced Energex Tube’s work force in Welland to 126 employees from 220, Doug Orr, national representative of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, told AMM Wednesday.

The same day, Welland Mayor Barry Sharpe told AMM that the layoffs, which are permanent, were announced last week and will take effect in January.

Both Orr and Sharpe said they hoped Energex Tube parent company JMC Steel Group Inc., Chicago, would continue to make steel pipe in Welland.....

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