Market forcing layoffs at Mack
By ANDREW SCHOTZ
Mack Trucks Inc. announced Friday that it will lay off 12 percent of its workforce by the end of July and will reduce production in 10 days.
At Mack's Hagerstown Powertrain Operations, 150 jobs will be eliminated out of 1,085, Mack spokesman John Mies said from the company's Allentown, Pa., headquarters.
Mack said a declining truck market is forcing the company to cut about 700 jobs. Besides the Hagerstown plant, the layoffs will include about 300 out of 940 jobs at the Macungie (Pa.) Assembly Operations and about 135 out of 930 jobs at the Winnsboro (S.C.) Assembly Operations.