Phenix City Plant Temporarily Slashes Jobs

By Lindsey Connell - bio | e-mail

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -  Continental Carbon has temporarily laid off 14 of their 60 employees at the company's Phenix City plant and halted one of their production lines.

The Dallas-based company is recognized as a global leader in the production of carbon black- a material used in the manufacturing of tires.

The action is being taken as a result of reduced demand for their products.

Troubles for North American car manufacturers and reductions in domestic tire production were also cause for the move.

Full operations at the plant are expected to resume as soon as the company's customers return to regular operations.

A spokesperson for the company says there's no word on when the 14 phenix city employees jobs will be reinstated.

Continental Carbon has three other plants in different states.

We're told there hasn't been any lay offs at their other locations.