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Layoffs rumored for Tellico plant

Published: 9:10 AM, 03/27/2013

Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

According to published reports, a Tellico Plains manu­facturer is laying off nearly half of its workers, but the owner says he hopes the move will only be temporary.

Tellico Services Inc., which is located in the former CVG build­ing, has announced it is laying off approximately 85 of its 200 workers.

According to Knoxville media outlets, Owner Mark Soles told them he had to make the move due to a lack of orders from the military. The company has a con­tract with the Army, but the fund­ing has been delayed due to the sequester and budget issues in Washington, D.C. Soles has said he will bring back the workers as soon as orders are received.

An employee on social media said they would be laid off until at least May.

Editor's Note:

The Advocate & Democrat tried numerous times to contact Soles, but was unable to reach him for comments before press time. We will continue to update information on the layoffs as soon as it is available.  

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