Northern Kentucky steel mill to lay off more employees

Courtesy: MGN Online

WILDER, Ky. (AP) – A northern Kentucky steel mill that serves the energy industry is facing its third round of layoffs in the past 12 months.

Citing worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notices filed with the Kentucky Career Center this week, the Kentucky Enquirer ( ) reports that TMK Ipsco is set to lay off 6 workers at its sprawling Wilder mill alongside the Licking River.

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The mill produces pipes used in oil and gas extraction and transmission.

Officials at the steel mill announced plans to lay off 126 employees in January and 320 workers in July 2015, although neither of those layoffs were permanent.

Company officials were unavailable for comment. Previously they have said declining crude oil exploration and increasing steel imports are hurting the business.

TMK Ipsco is a division of Moscow-based TMK.


Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer,


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