TUPELO, MS, May 20, 2016 (Local News) -Babcock & Wilcox, a staple in West Point since 1952 and once one of the city’s largest employers, has ended production at its plant as of Wednesday.
About 165 production workers are affected by the move, which was initially discussed last fall. The North Carolina-based company said increased global competition and energy regulation forced it to review all of its operations.
Some 50 workers are helping with the wind down of the operations, including getting remaining orders finished and sent. Afterward, about 30 sales jobs will remain to sales and service, company spokesman Ryan Cornell said.
Production of boilers and other and related products will be shifted to Monterrey, Mexico.
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