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Cross-Border FreightLayoffs and BankruptciesNewsTrucking

More freight-related layoffs hit Texas

Boeing aerospace supplier, a manufacturer and an oil-field services provider to lay off 462 workers in Texas.

Industry downturns caused by the coronavirus pandemic cost an additional 462 people their jobs, according to a new round of worker reduction notices to state officials on Friday.

According to reports, Spirit AeroSystems Inc., Basic Energy Services LP and Exterran Energy Solutions are among the transport and manufacturing industries that have conducted layoffs in recent days.

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. said it will be permanently closing it’s San Antonio manufacturing plant due to the grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX. The Wichita, Kansas-based company is laying off 72 workers in San Antonio by Oct. 30.

“The global impact to the civil aviation market due to Covid 19 and the ongoing grounding of the Boeing 737 max have resulted in multiple production rate reductions for Boeing,” company Vice President Justin Welner said in a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission.

Fort Worth oil-field services company Basic Energy Services is laying off 216 people at two Texas locations. The company employs 1,580 drivers and has a fleet of 1,760 power units, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Oil-field equipment maker and shipper Exterran is laying off 174 people at its plant in Houston, the company announced. The company employed 10 drivers with a fleet of 24 trucks at its Houston facility, according to the FMCSA.

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Noi Mahoney

Noi Mahoney is a Texas-based journalist who covers Mexico cross-border trucking, logistics and trade for FreightWaves. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English in 1999. Mahoney has more than 20 years experience as journalist, working for newspapers in Florida, Maryland and Texas. Contact nmahoney@freightwaves.com

3 Comments

  1. This is what the folks who don’t want wear a mask don’t understand! If we don’t get these infection numbers down, alot of jobs will go belly up and this one is huge because its a high dollar manufacturing company that is a global company with soooo many subsidiaries and other manufacturers and transportation companies connected to it. People need to wake up and mask up before they make you mask up! The powers that be are not gonna let a few self-righteous mofo’s mess up their money and collapse this economy! Two words you don’t wanna hear are, “Marshall Law”! We can’t keep this up so mask up!

    1. The focus on Covid19 will disappear after November elections.
      Couple of months left of fear mongering then COVID deaths will become “the norm” once Biden is elected.
      We will be back to flying the globe, Disney cruise vacations, and concerts.

      1. You must of fell down and bumped your head . Are you seriously insane c’mon sleepy Joe can barely remember his name Trump is gonna clean house with forgetful Joe . He’ll be down in his basement trying to remember what day of the week it is Trump 🇺🇲 2020 . And beyond in power.

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