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NY's Oberdorfer Aluminum Foundry to shut after 138 years

Keywords: Tags  Oberdorfer Aluminum Foundry, WARN notice, New York State Department of Labor, New York foundry, Syracuse foundry, Evan Beach, layoffs, plant closure aluminum

CHICAGO — Oberdorfer Aluminum Foundry LLC will likely close its plant in Syracuse, N.Y., and lay off all 86 of its employees, according to the New York State Department of Labor.

The Syracuse-based aluminum casting foundry expects to close May 3, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act document filed with the state agency dated Feb. 7. The company cited economic reasons for the closure.

Chief financial officer Evan Beach, listed as the contact on the notice, didn’t respond to a request for comment Feb. 12.

The company started as a bronze foundry in 1875 and has been in continuous operation since then, according to its website. It began making aluminum castings in the early 1900s.

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