Seville, Ohio – An Ohio rubber company temporarily is shutting down a portion of its business and making layoffs as the impacts of Covid-19 continue to take hold.
Blair Rubber Co. informed local and state officials that the business disruption caused by the coronavirus is forcing "a temporary suspension of our roofing membrane and coating production lines," according to a 16 April letter revealing the layoffs.
A total of 12 people will be laid off: four calender operators, one coating slitter, two compounders, one mill operator, two mixer operators, one quality technician and one windup operator.
Blair said it remained optimistic that economic conditions would improve, and that the measures would be temporary.
Blair is a "full-service manufacturer” corrosion resistant rubber linings and is owned by IKO Industries Ltd of Brampton, Ontario.