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Mack Trucks lays off 180 workers

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Mack Trucks is laying off 180 employees at its factory near Allentown, Pa., following a previous announcement that it would shift some of its operations to North Carolina.
Mack spokesman John Walsh says the layoffs will take effect at the close of production at the plant on Dec. 23. Production will resume with reduced manpower during the week of Jan. 12.
Walsh said a production shutdown is extended an extra week this year because of the economy.
The plant employs about 680 workers.
In August, the truck maker announced it would move its headquarters and testing center from Allentown to Greensboro, N.C., taking with it as many as 600 jobs.
Mack had recalled about 150 workers in October to keep up with increased orders from Latin American, Middle Eastern and African countries.

Mack Trucks lays off 180 workers

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Mack Trucks is laying off 180 employees at its factory near Allentown, Pa., following a previous announcement that it would shift some of its operations to North Carolina.
Mack spokesman John Walsh says the layoffs will take effect at the close of production at the plant on Dec. 23. Production will resume with reduced manpower during the week of Jan. 12.
Walsh said a production shutdown is extended an extra week this year because of the economy.
The plant employs about 680 workers.
In August, the truck maker announced it would move its headquarters and testing center from Allentown to Greensboro, N.C., taking with it as many as 600 jobs.
Mack had recalled about 150 workers in October to keep up with increased orders from Latin American, Middle Eastern and African countries.