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Date:February 26, 2016
Contact:Media Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Pipeline maker Stupp issues WARN for Baton Rouge operation

Pipeline fabrication company Stupp Corporation of Baton Rouge issued a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

Stupp began temporary layoffs at its Ronaldson Road operation in late 2015. The company says in its WARN notice that it expects the 2015 round of layoffs and layoffs planned for Feb. 22- March 14 to last for longer than six months and affect more than 114 employees.

The company said it remains hopeful that bids on some projects will be accepted and generate business for its yard, but that it recently was notified it had not been selected as the vendor on several other projects. The company’s business centers on oil and gas pipelines. Stupp officials said they expect only limited soliciations for business bids by pipeline companies unless the oil and gas market improves.

About WARN Notices

Companies are required to file WARNs under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act if there is a full plant closure resulting in 50 or more employees losing their jobs in any 30-day period or if there is a mass layoff during any 30-day period. A layoff is considered a mass layoff if it is more than 500 employees or if it is between 50 and 499 employees and comprises 33 percent or more of the active workforce at that particular site.

About the Louisiana Workforce Commission

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an agency of state government that administers programs designed to enhance workforce growth and provide family-sustaining jobs for Louisiana residents. The commission monitors employment, administers unemployment compensation and tax funds, provides training resources for employers and employees and oversees worker compensation benefits. The agency also gathers and supplies information on the labor market and occupational sectors in Louisiana.


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