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ATCO vice president on job cuts: 'We hope it's just a temporary delay'

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff

In the wake of a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (WARN) notice stating that ATCO Structures & Logistics laid off 88 employees on Aug. 8, the company’s vice president told East Texas News that they expect the staffing cut to be temporary.

Doug Irving, the vice president of ATCO Structures and Logistics, said Tuesday morning that they hope to bring all of the laid-off employees back within 60 days.

“We’ll look to bring the staff back as more projects comes,” Irving said. “We’ve been in business in Diboll since 1999, and the demand just isn’t there right now, but we hope it’s just a temporary delay.”

Irving said all 88 of the employees that were laid off were in the company’s production division. The Diboll facility is now down to a staff of 25 people in production and 30 office staff.
According to its website, the Canada-based company has its head office and manufacturing plant in Diboll.

The plant builds man camps and oilfield housing, and modular buildings and does radar and telecom infrastructure maintenance, according to the website.

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