FreightCar America is announcing that previously announced layoffs will start next month and additional layoffs will come in May. Roanoke mayor Sherman Lea learned of the latest developments in a letter and say the first 166 layoffs will happen April 24th. He says another 198 layoffs will happen in May and production operations will come to a halt in mid-June. When first announced in February the company said a decline of orders for new rail cars is the reason for the cutbacks.
Layoffs at FreighCar