PPG’s corporate communications team confirmed this will impact nearly 60 employees at the Huntsville plant. That facility employs around 550 people, according to its website.
A corporate spokeswoman says they’ve tried to avoid layoffs by cutting costs, postponing hiring and reducing pay for executive leaders and salaried employees.
“As you can imagine, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting PPG’s global businesses in many ways. In the aerospace industry, the manufacturing slowdown has dampened demand for some of our products. We have taken a number of actions to protect our business: reducing or eliminating costs; deferring or eliminating capital spending and travel expenditures; postponing most hiring; and introducing pay reductions for all executive leaders and salaried employees. In some instances, we have also made the difficult decision to make long-term adjustments to our workforce. These decisions, while difficult, are necessary in order to sustain our business while continuing to meet the needs of our customers," said PPG associate communications manager Lynne Evosevich.