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Lockheed Martin Eliminating Up To 100 Jobs

Defense contractor plans to lay off up to 100 workers from its aircraft refurbishing facility in South Carolina.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to cut up to 100 jobs from its aircraft refurbishing facility in Greenville County.

The defense contractor told The Greenville News on Wednesday that employees will receive formal layoff notices next week.

Officials at the Maryland company say they expect the workload to pick back up after military aircraft return from overseas deployment later this year.

Lockheed Martin currently employs nearly 900 workers at the 161-acre site in Greenville County, and has contracts with another 55 employees.

Last month, the company said 100 employees at its Mauldin facility would transfer to Pennsylvania by year's end.

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