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Report: JVC Begins Ala. Plant Layoffs

Cottondale, Ala –
A JVC America plant in Tuscaloosa County, here, began issuing layoff notices to
workers Tuesday, according to a report on


The report said
the number of affected workers was not known, but several employees said
layoffs occurred in several departments.

Company officials
had not released a statement on the action as this was posted.

The plant opened
in the late 1980s to manufacture VHS tapes. The 225,000-square-foot plant is
currently used for optical disc replication. An additional 250,000 square feet
at the site is listed as vacant, but designed for additional warehousing and
manufacturing expansion, the report stated.