St. Marys Cement Plant in Charlevoix announced Thursday that it would be laying off about 80 percent of its hourly workforce by Dec 1.
The plant currently employs 100 hourly and 27 salary workers.
Steve Gallagher, vice president of human resources for St. Marys Cement Group, said their corporation anticipates the lay-off will last for one month.
“This is a temporary lay-off,” he said. “We anticipate in early January we’ll start bringing people back — we’ll be bringing back most if not all.”