NRE to Lay Off 60-65 at Paducah Plant

National Railway Equipment Company in Paducah, Kentucky, will lay off  between 60 to 65 employees late this month.

KentuckyThe affected workers are employed in the company’s locomotive and locomotive components repair shop. The plant employs 100 workers.

NRE spokesperson Hal Burgan said some wheel and electric work will be transferred to a facility in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

The company attributed the layoffs to a national downtown in freight business.

“NRE is actively pursuing domestic and international bids, and when locomotive sales increase NRE will bring people back to work,” Buran said in a statement.

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