Martin Marietta plans more layoffs

October 15, 1991|By Ted Shelsby

Martin Marietta Corp., which has eliminated about 60 jobs at its Aero & Naval Systems plant in Middle River in recent months, said yesterday that more workers will be laid off in coming weeks.

A company spokesman, Buzz Bartlett, said that there will be a small number of layoffs at the Baltimore County complex in the weeks ahead, but he could not say exactly how many workers will lose their jobs.

Mr. Bartlett said that the reductions will primarily affect managers and administrative staff and are part of a company-wide move to reduce overhead. In the past year the company has eliminated about 100 jobs at Middle River.

He explained that as orders for particular programs slowed, layoffs were necessary to keep the ratio of administrative people in line with production employment.

Mr. Bartlett said that the layoffs are scheduled to be completed by mid-November.

He said that the company tries to avoid furloughs during the end-of-the-year holidays.

In 1988, the Middle River complex employed about 4,500 workers, according to Mr. Bartlett. Since then, the company has eliminated about 2,400 jobs at the plant.

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