Chemours to Cut 57 Jobs at Chemical Production Plant

September 23, 2019

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Chemours to Cut 57 Jobs at Chemical Production Plant

Chemicals manufacturer The Chemours Company revealed plans to cut 57 jobs at its Belle, WV chemical production plant as it exits its methylamines and methylamides business, several local news organizations reported. All of the impacted employees work in a methylamines and methylamides production unit at the West Virginia site. 

“This was a difficult decision, made following a thorough review and analysis of the line of business,” Chemours said in a statement printed by the West Virginia Gazette-Mail. “We will work with impacted team members during the outplacement process.”

The planned cuts will reduce the Belle plant’s current headcount of 207 workers by 25%, according to coverage by television news station WOWK. Chemours said it initiated the workforce reductions and its departure from its methylamines and methylamides business because raw materials have become too expensive. 

Chemours’ plant in Belle opened in 1926 on a 723-acre site, information on the company’s website said. Kureha, Optima Chemical Group and Sentinel Transportation also operate facilities at the site.  

The 57 workers will be separated from the company before the end of the year, the Gazette-Mail said. 

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