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Update: Congressman Ben Chandler Looking for Alternative Jobs At Blue Grass Army Depot

Reported by: Ian Preston
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Updated: 7/12/2012 11:24 pm
     The Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond may soon be laying off up to 300 civilian employees for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

     Troop withdraws in Iraq has left the Depot with less demand for munition production.

     Depot Commander Col. Brian Rogers says they may recommend a reduction in force' to the Army's Join Munitions Command, who if approves the recommendation, will be voted on by Congress.

     Rep. Ben Chandler says he's fighting to keep the jobs at the Depot.

     He plans to look for other jobs for employees who could potentially be laid off. One option he says could be in welding and maintenance of other military equipment.

     Rep. Chandler is also meeting with Pentagon and Madison County officials next week.

     This 'reduction in force' would not affect the part of the Depot that handles chemical weapons.

    

   
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