BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- Eaton Corp. will close its western Pennsylvania electrical parts plant for a week, and company officials say some of the 450 workers laid off won't be called back when the plant reopens.
Eaton's plant is in Vanport Township, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. The plant makes Cutler-Hammer branch electrical distribution equipment like circuit breakers.
The plant has 350 hourly and 100 salaried workers who will all be off work for a week starting March 16. The plant already has 44 workers who are laid off and not being paid. The laid off workers do receive company benefits.
Company spokesman Mark Horner says an undetermined number of workers won't be recalled after the one-week layoff.