Local cement manufacturer to lay off employees later this year

A southern Illinois employer is planning to lay off employees later this year.

Metropolis Mayor Billy McDaniel says that an estimated 40 Lafarge employees will be laid off starting December 1st.

McDaniel says the layoff will impact hourly and company employees.

Lafarge had a meeting with city leaders about the layoffs.

The company told city leaders that the market was declining.

Lafarge is a cement manufacturer.

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