Parker Hannifin is closing a foundry in March

By David Skolnick

By David Skolnick


A Parker Hannifin Corp. foundry on Logan Avenue is shutting down at the end of March, laying off 63 employees.

The company announced a year ago that it would close the foundry in early 2013, and it would help employees there find work.

In a recent letter to Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ Office of Workforce Development, Mark Hettinger, the company’s human-resource manager, wrote 63 employees were being laid off permanently between March 15 and 28 based on seniority.

Hettinger couldn’t be reached Thursday by The Vindicator to comment.

“It’s a sad situation,” Sammarone said of the layoffs and shutdown of the foundry that makes metal castings. “It’s tough. I hate to see it. Hopefully, [those losing their jobs] can find work.”

The workload from the city’s North Side foundry is being shifted to another U.S. facility, a company official told the newspaper last year.

Parker Hannifin, based in Mayfield Heights, was founded in 1918. The company manufactures motion and control technologies and systems, employing about 60,000 worldwide.

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