(AP) -- FreightCar America Inc. has filed notice with the state of Illinois that it will lay off more than 250 people at its
plant in Danville.
The Chicago-based rail car manufacturer
says in the notice published online by the state it will permanently lay off
254 employees at the plant between April 18 and May 2. Companies are required
by law to notify the state of mass layoffs.
It wasn't immediately clear how many
people work at the plant. FreightCar America laid off almost 200 of the
plant's then-250 workers in 2009.
Company officials did not respond to
calls Tuesday from The Associated Press.
Vicki Haugen of the Vermilion Advantage
economic development agency said the company is among the 25 largest local
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