Momentive Performance Materials temporarily layoffs 325 workers


Momentive Performance Materials Inc. said Thursday it will temporarily lay off 325 hourly workers at its plant in Waterford, due to reduced customer demand.

The plant produces adhesives and sealants used in the construction, automotive, furniture and textile industries.

The layoffs begin Dec. 22 and include employees in the finishing, quality and logistics operations, and support functions. Layoffs will last a maximum of 12 days, with workers back on the job Jan. 3, 2012, the company said.

The company also idled 225 production workers over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The Waterford plant employs about 1,000 people.

Source: Times Union