Dyersburg company laying off 100 of 230 workers - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Dyersburg company laying off 100 of 230 workers

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Heckethorn Manufacturing Co. in Dyersburg is laying off about 100 of its 230 workers.

Heckethorn, a division of BHM Technologies, makes components for automotive exhaust systems.

The layoffs were blamed on the sluggish automotive industry.

Plant officials said those laid off would be called back when the economy improves.        

Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com             

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)      

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