ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A second layoff this year at a West Tennessee bath products plant has idled 32 people.
Spokeswoman Kathleen Vokes for Taylor, Michigan-based Masco Corporation -- Aqua Glass' corporate parent -- cited the downturn in the U.S. housing market as the reason for the layoffs.
Aqua Glass makes bathtubs, showers and other bath products for homebuilders and retail sales through home improvement stores.
The company in Adamsville remains a major employer in rural McNairy County, despite this layoff and one earlier in the year in which more than 100 employees were idled.
The Jackson Sun newspaper reports that following the layoffs, the Aqua Glass plant will employ around 600 people.