Pechiney Plastic: Massive lay-off

Facing a weaker U.S. market, Pechiney Plastic Packaging Inc., USA, has laid off 40 percent of its workforce at its food and dairy facility in Des Moines. The company filed a notice with the Des Moines-based Iowa Workforce Development agency stating that it had laid off 90 workers Nov. 17. The facility, which makes film for cheese, meat and other food, employed 220.

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