NEW YORK Alcoa
Inc. said it will lay off 70 employees at the companys
Alcoa Howmet plant in Hampton, Va.
"We have made the
difficult decision to lay off 70 employees at the Alcoa plant
in Hampton due to challenging market conditions," an Alcoa
spokeswoman said in a statement. "We recognize how deeply this
impacts our employees and we are working to support them
through this transition process."
The Alcoa Howmet plant
produces cast turbine airfoils for the industrial gas turbine
industry and large superalloy and titanium aerospace structural
components, according to the companys website.
Employees at the plant
are not unionized, according to a United Steelworkers