Berkshire Hathaway’s aerospace company Precision Castparts has given pink slips to 150 workers in Oregon.
The layoffs are due to the suspension production of Boeing’s 737 Max.
The company has positions across a broad swath of next-generation commercial platforms, including Boeing’s 737 MAX, 777X, 787, and Airbus’s A320neo and A350 XWB.
There is still no firm date on the resumption of production, however, the latest estimates stretch into the summer of 2020 with some deliveries running up to two years late.
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