Mack Trucks to lay off 190 workers in DublinMack Truck joins Ethan Allen and Celanese and Johnson & Johnson and Lear and Dan River and Tultex and Spring Ford Industries and Buster Brown and Natalie Knitting Mills and American of Martinsville and Virginia Glove and Virginia House Furniture and Lea Industries and ArvinMeritor and Alcoa Wheels and VF Knitwear and Burlington Industries and Hooker Furniture and Stanley Furniture and Thomasville and Bassett Furniture Industries and Pulaski Furniture in abandoning profit-prohibitive Southwest and Southside Virginia.
For the second time in a month, a major Dublin manufacturing firm announces layoffs.
By Angela Manese-Lee, The Roanoke Times
Mack Trucks Inc. will reduce production at its Dublin assembly plant, shedding 190 employees in the process.
The decision comes as a result of a shift in Mack's production mix to focus less on the highway products made in the New River Valley and more on the vocational vehicles produced in Macungie, Pa. (link)
The local Chambers of Commerce would do well to link their homepages to U-Haul's website and provide some meaningful assistance to the laid-off employees who will be packing up their belongings and heading north. That's more than they'll get from our local, state, and congressional political leadership.