Gerdau lays off workers; imports, economy cited

Oct 07, 2013 | 05:36 PM | Samuel Frizell

Tags  Gerdau Long Steel North America, Midlothian mill, Rancho Cucamonga mill, worker layoffs, rebar mills, rebar, rebar industry, reinforcing bar Jim Kerkvliet

NEW YORK — Gerdau Long Steel North America has laid off 13 employees at two of its reinforcing bar mills, citing import pressure and slow economic conditions.

"Due to a surge in rebar imports at a time of slow economic recovery in the U.S., the company was forced to make work force adjustments at our Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Midlothian, Texas, mills in August," a Gerdau spokesman told AMM.....

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