SHARON, Pa. (AP) -- A union official says a steel galvanizing plant in western Pennsylvania is laying off 50 employees, likely for months, because of slumping sales.
Officials at Sharon Coating Co. referred calls to a sister company on Friday, where an official did not immediately return calls for comment.
But the president of the United Steelworkers unit that represents 200 workers tells The Herald newspaper in Sharon that the layoffs are indefinite and could last "a couple months, it could be six months."
Hays told the newspaper on Thursday that the new layoffs bring to about 90 the number of plant workers currently out of work.
Sharon is about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, near the Ohio border.