"Softening Market" Results in Layoffs at Howell Munitions & Technology
LEWISTON, ID - An unknown number of employees at Howell Munitions & Technology have been affected by a "temporary two week shutdown." According to a letter written yesterday to those employees who are affected, the shutdown will run from today through March 13th due to a "softening market."
"You will be contacted by your supervisor with exact details regarding your return," President Jansen Jones says in the letter.
Jones added that if the laid off employee wishes to terminate their employment or find other employment, they are to "contact us so we can end your employment relationship at that time."
According to its website, Howell Munitions & Technology specializes in the development of ammunition, components, loading machinery, and Original Equipment Manufacturer production.
Attempts to contact company officials were unsuccessful.