Heroux-Devtek announces temporary layoffs
Nov. 4, 2013, Longueuil, Que. - Héroux-Devtek Inc. today announced the temporary layoff of approximately 40 employees at its Longueuil facility due to a significant slowdown in landing gear repair and overhaul activities for the United States Air Force (USAF).
The combined effect of reduced base defense budget funding, the continued sequestration situation and the recent U.S. government shutdown last October negatively impacted the USAF available budget for various programs.
The company remains in close contact with the USAF and will provide an updated plan for its various programs should the situation change.