Grumman division in Salisbury lays off 80 workers

January 17, 1992|By Kevin Thomas

Salisbury-based Grumman Space & Electronics, a division of Grumman Corp. of New York, laid off 80 workers yesterday, the third work-force reduction at the plant in less than a year.

Workers at the 107,000-square-foot facility, where aircraft electronic systems are manufactured, were anticipating the layoffs because of recent defense industry cuts, company officials said.

In December, Grumman announced it would reduce the company's nationwide work force of 23,600 by 2,000 workers in 1992.

tTC The Salisbury facility reduced its work force by 97 last April and by 79 last September.

Employees are being offered severance packages that include three weeks pay for the average worker and a month of medical benefits, Ed Urban, the plant's manager, said.

Grumman Corp., a leading maker of aerospace systems and military aircraft, had sales of $4 billion in 1991.

The company also operates an aircraft systems division in Baltimore County, where 150 people are employed. Kathy Housley, a company spokeswoman, said it was too early to know whether layoffs will be made at the facility in Baltimore County

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