Company begins recalling laid off Union workers.
This week, 12 USW mechanics returned to the Metropolis Honeywell facility after being laid off for nearly eight months. Recalls will continue for the next several weeks, including eight operators returning next Monday. The Company expects to recall groups of workers ever Monday or possibly every other Monday until all workers are recalled. The plant startup is still scheduled for June, however all indications from inside the plant suggest that it could occur as early as April.
The seismic upgrades are ongoing, however the company experienced a setback on the first set welds on the process equipment. Welds completed by the SHAW scabs were not correctly documented and failed inspections and have since been welded a second time.