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Ladish will recall 27 union employees

Dec. 18, 2009

By Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel

Dec. 18, 2009 0

One-third of the hourly workers laid off by Ladish Co. this summer will return to work in mid-January.

The Cudahy manufacturer is bringing back 27 union blacksmiths, said Chief Financial Officer Wayne Larsen. The company laid off about 75 people in July.

"Business has bounced back a little, and we're encouraged with what the demand looks like in the first quarter, so we're bringing some people back," he said.

Ladish makes forgings for jet engines and the aerospace and industrial markets.

Through the first nine months of the year, Ladish reported sales of $266.6 million, down 25% from the same period in 2008.

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