CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Vought Aircraft Industries plant in North Charleston is going ahead with plans to cut production, despite a tentative settlement in a strike involving Boeing Co.
Vought said Tuesday it is still considering a possible temporary shutdown of the plant. Vought makes the aft sections of the fuselage for Boeing's new 787 jet.
Vought said Friday it was laying off 50 employees and released 65 contractors.
Vought's Lynne Warne told The Post and Courier of Charleston on Tuesday the company is proceeding with the plans.
Boeing and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have agreed to a four-year deal that could end a 53-day strike. The union plans to vote on the plan Saturday.
Vought said a decision on temporarily closing the plant could come within a month.