Wieland Copper Products filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) on August 7, informing that it planned to lay off 120 employees at its facility in Stokes County, North Carolina.
The 560,000sq.ft. facility produces straight copper tubes and copper coils. The integrated plant uses copper cathode and recycled copper as raw materials.
According to media reports, the company did not inform the US Department of Commerce about the reason for laying off one-fourth of its employees at Pine Hill in the WARN notice.
The layoffs will be conducted from August 10, and all the affected employees will be given a 60-day notice period, the company said in the notice.
The notice comes close on the heels of the German copper tubes producer acquiring Marjan Inc and Nasco Inc on July 31. Marjan produces a range of hot-dip tin coatings while Nasco provides specialized toll slitting. Both companies are based in Waterbury, Connecticut.