Fourteen of 50 employees at Green America Recycling, based at Continental Cement’s production facility south of Hannibal, are being laid off. The action was confirmed Thursday afternoon by J. Scott Conroy, vice president, manufacturing for Continental Cement.
According to Conroy, the layoffs will coincide with the plant’s annual spring production stoppage.
“The outage is for inventory control purposes and for our annual maintenance work at the plant,” he said.
It is anticipated that the employees will be brought back this spring.
“We expect when we bring the plant back up in early April we’ll bring all those people back.
All the layoffs are temporary,” said Conroy. “We expect a return to full operation after completion of the maintenance outage, which we’re targeting for some time in April.”