66 employees at West Point Products in Valley Grove will be laid off after the company announced Tuesday that it plans to consolidate a portion of its Valley Grove operations into the company's main site in Washington, Pa. 13 layoffs are planned at the Washington facility.
There are currently 100 employees at the Valley Grove facility and 150 employees work at the Washington facility.
West Point Products is a manufacturer of replacement laser toner cartridges and a provider of related imaging supplies and services.
In a press release issued on Tuesday, Tom Day, president of West Point Products, issued the following statement:
"Our industry has been rapidly consolidating for several years resulting in an increasingly challenging market environment. This move will increase the efficiency of our manufacturing and distribution processes, and will enable us to maintain our offerings of high quality, competitively priced products to our customers. We regret the impact these moves will have on affected employees and their families and greatly appreciate the contribution of each employee and thank them for their years of dedicated service."