Michigan, US – Eagle Industries, which makes polyurethane foam components for the automotive sector, has filed a Warn notice with the state of Michigan that it may have to temporarily lay off 171 of its 230 employees. This includes production, plant workers and administration.
“As a result of unforeseen business circumstances, we are providing information in anticipation of a potential layoff at the worksite,” the notice said. “The estimated number of workers is subject to change due to evolving business circumstances.”
According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, the letter has been filed as a precaution. The company’s president, John Bull, told the newspaper that in reality any possible layoff “would likely affect 55 to 60 employees”.
He also said that the company’s action was related to strike action by members of the Union of Automotive Workers at the large Detroit automotive manufacturers Ford, General Motors and Stellantis.