300 Longview job cuts

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

Nearly 300 Longview area residents will be losing their jobs. Trinity Industries Inc. is laying off workers at its rail tank car production facility.

According to Nancy Farrar, a Trinity spokesperson the employees were let go because of a downturn in the tank car sector.

John Stroud, Executive Director of Longview Economic Development Corp., said that 850 workers will still be working at the facility.

Last year, the company told the state that they would be making some layoffs in their two facilities in the Dallas area.