Beloit employer to lay off 55

Print Article

BELOIT — Babcock and Wilcox Universal, Inc. has notified Wisconsin officials of its plan to eliminate 55 employees at its Beloit facility.

The layoffs will occur at the company’s Beloit plant, located at 601 3rd St. The layoffs are expected to be effective June 3.

The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Area’s Rapid Response Team will contact the company to offer Rapid Response Services.

Babcock and Wilcox Universal, based in Charlotte, N.C., acquired Universal Acoustics and Emission Technology (Universal AET) in January. The acquisition included the Beloit operations.

Universal AET, which produced acoustic and emission technology to address noise and air pollution problems in products, moved into a 22,000 square foot space at the Ironworks complex in downtown Beloit in March of 2012.

The city was notified of the layoff plan on Tuesday, according to Beloit City Manager Lori S. Curtis Luther.

“It is very unfortunate that this is happening and the city stands ready to assist to link displaced employees with other job opportunities in the area,” Luther said. “Our relationship with Southwest Regional Workforce Development Board is one way in which we can provide support. We are also partnering with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to provide services to displaced workers.”

Luther said the job market in the Beloit area is strong right now.

“We understand that some impacted employees have already accepted other positions in the community,” she said. “As these workers are highly skilled and there is a high current demand in the workforce, I am optimistic about the opportunities to place impacted employees. We are already making connections between employees and prospective employers.”

Print Article

Read More Local News

South Beloit council member to resign

October 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm | SOUTH BELOIT - Another vacancy soon will need to be filled on the South Beloit City Council. Sonya Hoppes has informed her fellow council members that she will be moving to Beloit and therefore will...

Comments

Read More

Beloit Hall of Fame inducts new members

October 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm | BELOIT - The Beloit Historical Society honored some of Beloit's finest at its Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday at the Lincoln Center. Stephanie Klett, the late Joe Moen, Jerry and Connie Sveum...

Comments

Read More

Residents to weigh in on city budget

October 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm | BELOIT - Beloit residents will have their first chance to weigh in on the proposed city budget for next year at a council meeting tonight. The council is scheduled to vote on the proposed $106 mill...

Comments

Read More

Student proposes semi-pro league

October 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm | ROCKTON - A Hononegah High School graduate is looking to get a semi-professional basketball team in Beloit started in the next year. Omar Saulters, who is currently a student at Rock Valley College...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(608) 365-8811
149 State Street
Beloit, WI 53511

©2017 Beloit Daily News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X