(La Porte, IN) - Today was another rough day at Howmet Aerospace in La Porte, as management notified employees of their intentions to permanently layoff an additional 150 workers by November 9th at their La Porte facilities. This announcement comes following a layoff between August 29th and September 2nd that permanently claimed 115 jobs locally (HTNN Article Here). Both layoffs together will impact 265 jobs at their La Porte Operations.
According to the reports coming into Hometown News Now, each department was pulled into an employee meeting as they arrived or departed from their shift. Employee were handed a "WARN Act Notification" letter dated September 14, 2020. In the letter signed by Andy Sickinger, General Manager of Howmet Aerospace La Porte Operations, he writes, "Unfortunately, due to unexpected additional order cancellations, the Company has determined that an additional 150 employees will be permanently laid off in two phases".
According to the notification letter, the first phase will begin on October 1st as they layoff 85 employees by October 5th. Phase Two of layoffs will occur between November 4th and November 9th and is expected to impact 65 additional employees in La Porte.
Hometown News Now is following this story and will update as additional information becomes available.