Joy Global to close facility in Salyersville
In the face of challenging commodities markets, Joy Global, a mining equipment manufacturer, Monday announced plans to close its facility in Salyersville.
Services now handled at the facility will be transitioned to other locations in Joy Global’s worldwide network. Work at the facility is expected to conclude by Nov 13.
The plans were announced to affected employees Monday in conjunction with the mailing of a permanent WARN notice to the 69 employees affected. Those employees will have access to the government resources available under the WARN Act, including resume and interview training, and access to employment finding resources.
“We are doing everything we can to help our employees manage this news and prepare for the upcoming closure,” said Peter Salditt, president of underground products for Joy Global. “It’s always difficult to let skilled employees go, but given the state of the commodities markets, we have to adjust our operations to make the best use of our global footprint.”
By Heather Oney
The Salyersville Independent