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Cresson NS shop slated to close

Seven employees to lose positions; second series of layoffs in July

CRESSON — Seven Norfolk Southern employees will be without jobs following the imminent closing of a local mechanics shop.

Norfolk Southern’s Cresson Engine House will close at the end of the month, a company spokesperson said.

“This decision is part of our long-term business plans to evolve our operations to best serve the needs of our customers,” Norfolk Southern Media Relations Manager Jeff DeGraff said in an email. “We remain committed to the region and serving the needs of our customers.”

DeGraff said the positions of seven mechanical employees will be eliminated.

It was the company’s second series of layoffs this month after 86 employees working in the mechanical department at the Juniata Locomotive Shop were laid off on July 9. Another 14 vacant positions also were eliminated at Juniata.

Mirror Staff Writer Calem Illig is at 814-946-7535.

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