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Layoffs Planned at Pipe Manufacturer Stupp Corp.

Written by David Schollaert

Stupp Corp. said it plans to lay off 45 workers at its Baton Rouge, La., pipe manufacturing plant in November.

newspaperThe layoffs will begin on Nov. 6, according to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice filed with the Louisiana Workforce Commission earlier in the month. 

The Baton Rouge-based pipe manufacturer said in the filing that workforce cuts were due to excess capacity at its plant resulting from a decline in the oil market. The company “carefully analyzed the situation and its available options” and described the layoffs as a substantial reduction of operations, according to the letter and as reported by local newspaper The Advocate. 

The bulk of the cuts will impact members of the local United Steelworkers union, but some are salaried workers, according to The Advocate. Layoffs are expected to continue for six months.

This is the second round of layoffs in 12 months for Stupp. Last October, the company laid off 300 workers at the pipe manufacturing plant alongside 75 workers at its pipe coating operation in Baton Rouge.

By David Schollaert,

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