Johns Manville announces more layoffs

WATAERVILLE - Johns Manville Company's Waterville plant announced more  layoffs in a WARN notice that went to the Teamsters Union and the State of Ohio on Monday.

The company says it will lay off 135 workers on May 23 because of the continuing economic downturn. In February, Johns Manville announced 75-80 layoffs at its Waterville plant. The latter will take effect April 1.

The Waterville plant makes insulation materials for the home building and automotive industries. After the May 23 layoff, the Waterville plant will employ 200-250 workers.

From the Johns Manville web site:

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building insulation, commercial roofing, roof insulation, and specialty products for commercial, industrial, and residential applications.

JM's product offerings include: Formaldehyde-freeTM fiber glass building insulation,
commercial roofing membranes and roof insulations, filtration media, and mats and reinforcements.