MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) - City and county leaders received some bad news on the Shoals job front Wednesday.
Employees of Listerhill Total Maintenance Center were notified by company leaders they will be shutting down by the end of the year.
TMC is a subsidiary of Constellium Alloys, a manufacturer of aluminum products in the Shoals.
Wednesday morning at about the same time employees of TMC were finding out their jobs would be cut, Muscle Shoals Mayor David Bradford was getting word as well. Bradford said he learned of the closure in an email from company officials.
“That’s the way these things come about,” stated Bradford. “It’s usually not on our radar.”
Bradford said the email stated 134 employees would be losing their jobs over the next two months. Sources familiar with the closure announcement say some of the employees were dismissed immediately.
Mayor Bradford said TMC also changed ownership when Constellium took over Wise Alloys in January.
“This is a fairly new company which had purchased Wise Alloys, so I don’t know if they’ve looked at the bottom-line on things and decided they need to move in another direction,” Bradford stated.
And economic leaders say they will do what ever it takes to help the displaced workers.
“Hopefully we can recruit and expand industry which is currently here to absorb some of those type jobs, and hopefully even be a better job,” said Bradford.
According to Mayor Bradford, the email from TMC he received stated the closure will be complete by December 6.
We have reached out to Listerhill Total Maintenance Center for comment, but they have yet to contact us.