Chromalloy lays off 91 Carson City positions
Submitted by editor on Fri, 09/10/2010 - 1:20pm
Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation in Carson City has eliminated 12 full time and 79 contract employees, for a total of 91 people who have gotten their pink slips, officials confirmed today.
"To remain competitive, Chromalloy makes ongoing adjustments to our work force based on the business climate. The company announced a reduction of 79 contractor positions at our Carson City facility two weeks ago. Today we notified 12 full-time staff that their positions have been eliminated," said Cathy Gedvilas, spokesperson for Chromalloy.
According to its Web site, Chromalloy's Carson City facility specializes in the manufacture and repair of HPT/LPT blades and vanes, and has pioneered advances in high-temperature coating of jet aircraft engine and industrial engine components.
There are two Chromalloy facilities in Carson City. One is on Arrowhead Drive and the other is on Industrial Parkway. The Arrowhead Drive facility is the larger of the two. The company has 45 operations in 17 countries.
Prior to the announcement of the coming layoffs, Chromalloy employed approximately 529 people. After the reduction, there is estimated to be approximately 450 employees, Gedvilas said.
The larger, 160,000-square-foot facility, located at 36363 Arrowhead Drive, offers repair services and process capabilities to commercial as well as military customers, and has metallurgical laboratories and technical teams onsite for assistance, according to Chromalloy's website.
The Web site continues that Chromalloy partners with its customers to deliver solutions that reduce the operating expense and extend the life of gas turbine engines.
The company bills itself as one of the world's largest non–original equipment manufacturer that is provider of coatings, repairs and replacement parts for gas turbine engines. Customers include major airlines, military forces worldwide and industrial gas turbine engine owners.