Solomon Corporation Lays Off 33 Workers
Associated Press / KSAL Staff - Sun 04:32 AM 01/27/2013
A central Kansas company that rebuilds, repairs and recycles electrical distribution equipment has laid off 33 employees amid a business slowdown.
22 of the laid off workers come from Solomon Corp.'s operations in its namesake town.
Solomon Corp. vice president Tom Hemmer says the layoff amounts to a 7 percent reduction in the company's workforce.
Economic conditions caused the reduction that trimmed employment to 467 companywide, 328 in Solomon. Solomon Corp. also has plants at Grand Junction, Colo., Georgetown, Texas, and Decatur, Tenn.
Hemmer says the layoff affected every department and every facility in the company.
Founded in Solomon, Kansas in 1971 Solomon Corporation produces transformers, reclosers and regulators; and perform supporting services to electrical utilities and industries throughout the country.
Associated Press information from: The Salina Journal