Simonton Lays Off 157 in West Virginia and Illinois
Simonton Windows has laid off 157 employees, noting the continuing decline in the new home and home improvement markets.
The company laid off 115 at its Ritchie County, W.Va. facility and 42 at its Paris, Ill. manufacturing plant, according to a Chicago Tribune report. Company spokeswoman Kathy Ziprik confirmed those numbers.
The company has publicly indicated hopes to rehire those who were laid off when the economy improves.