Mobile aircraft firm trims worker hours

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - One of Mobile's largest employers, Teledyne Continental Motors, says it will cut the hours of its employees as the maker of piston airplane engines struggles with low demand for its products.

President Rhett Ross says the company, which employs 400 people at its Brookley Field Industrial Complex headquarters, will put employees on four-day weeks, and could close entirely for five weeks during the rest of the year.

Employees were told earlier this week, and the schedule begins May 4 for hourly workers.

The local operations already laid off more than 80 workers in the last year.

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