March 16, 2014
Today is some Valley residents’ last day working at one Valley plant.
Tenneco Walker Manufacturing in Harrisonburg is laying off 40 employees today.
Plant manager Mike Peters says it's a function of market conditions with unit volume down 20 percent. Those being laid off work in a combination of positions throughout manufacturing.
Peters says he is hopeful to see a turnaround in the market so everyone can be brought back.
April of last year the company invested close to 10 million dollars to expand and consolidate its manufacturing and distribution operations.
The project was expected to bring 50 to 100 new jobs to the area.