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Momentive furloughs 200 for up to 14 days

Momentive Performance Materials on routes 4 and 32 in Waterford. (Gazette file photo)
Momentive Performance Materials on routes 4 and 32 in Waterford. (Gazette file photo)
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Citing unfavorable global economic conditions, Momentive Performance Materials Inc. furloughed approximately 200 employees at its Waterford plant Monday. The plant, which is the company’s largest, employs about 1,000 people. According to company spokesman John Scharf, the temporary layoffs will last between one and 14 days, depending on employees’ shifts. The temporary move affects hourly employees represented by Local 81359 and Local 81380, who work in the finishing, maintenance, quality and logistics operations and chemical operations ...

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