Ansell Hawkeye rescinds layoff notices

From Press, Staff Reports


Ansell Hawkeye Inc. has announced the cancellation of the anticipated pending layoffs at its Eupora facility.

Ansell Hawkeye previously communicated to appropriate government authorities its plans to move forward with reducing production staffing levels beginning May 9, dependent upon the facility’s product demand based upon U.S. military purchases.

Those plans have temporarily changed and thus, Ansell has rescinded its notices accordingly, the company said a statement released Friday.

“We know this period has been difficult for our employees, and we truly appreciate the support and tireless efforts of everyone involved,” said Mark E. Lolley, associate director of operations at Ansell Hawkeye. “We still have some challenges ahead as a result of contract reductions in the U.S., but Ansell has a strong track record of production in the town of Eupora. We are working to secure additional contracts and our presence in the region.”

Lolley notified city and county officials in March that the company was planning temporary and permanent layoffs in Eupora. His notice was pursuant to the federal Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

Ansell Hawkeye, Inc. is a leading producer of high-quality and innovative gloves for the U.S. Department of Defense. It is a U.S.-based subsidiary of Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions.

The company is part of Ansell’s Global Military and First Responders division, which offers specialized hand protection solutions in unpredictable, high-hazard applications.