Tipton manufacturer to lay off 80% of its workforce

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TIPTON, BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Vice president of Gardner Denver, Edward Bayhi held a meeting this morning explaining that there is a national downsizing due to changes and technology advancements in the energy industry.

Gardner Denver is a national corporation that manufactures pumps for the natural gas industry.. and due to new technology, they’re more efficient. So, they’re getting rid of 80% of employees. State Representative Jim Gregory says Monday, he met with the Vice President of the Gardner Denver plant in Tipton, PA.

Gregory says Careerlink is involved already and they expect to find the laid-off workers other local jobs. He says some resources can be found at the job fair held at the Jaffa Shrine on October 16th and that a facility called “Cleaveland Brothers” will be opening in Ebensburg at the end of the year.

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