Tue, May 06, 2003
Over 1000 Workers to Get 4-Week Furlough in July
Gulfstream has announced a four-week shutdown at its
manufacturing facility in Savannah (GA), from June 30 through July
27, a move that will send just over 1000 workers home.
All direct manufacturing employees, including
management; and certain support employees also, will be affected.
Customer deliveries, however, will not be affected by the temporary
Bryan Moss, Gulfstream's president, explained: "With sales at a
level well below prior years, we don't need to build as many planes
as originally planned. We determined that a shutdown and furlough
was the best way to reduce the number of planes to match market
Affected employees will be allowed to take vacation or use
accrued personal business time, if they so choose. They will also
maintain benefits, and keep their medical insurance in effect.
Furlough time will also count towards seniority.
The Savannah facility manufactures the G300, G400, and G500 and
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