Dal-Tile To Lay Off 25 To 30 Workers

Olean, NY, Oct. 13--Ceramic tile maker Dal-Tile will be laying off 25-30 production workers at its Olean, NY plant today, according to the Olean Times Herald. Plant manager Toby Miller said, “Twenty-five to 30 will be laid off due to sluggish sales in the commercial market.” Dal-Tile makes ceramic tiles for the commercial, residential and industrial markets. The cutback will lower the plant’s work force to 270. Miller said, “Orders started to pick up in July but then fell off. I hope this layoff is just a short-term correction. Our goal is to get everyone back in December.” Richard Lockwood, president of Steelworkers Local No. 151G, could not be reached for comment. The local plant is one of nine Dal-Tile manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico that employ over 7,900 workers. Its two product brands are Dal-Tile and American Olean. In 1995, Dal-Tile, then the largest U.S. manufacturer of ceramic tile, acquired the American Olean Tile Co., the second-largest maker of ceramic tile.

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