CD Maker Reducing Ala. Plant Workforce

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - JVC America Inc., citing a decline in demand for CDs, is cutting its permanent work force in Tuscaloosa County by about 10 percent.

The company makes CDs and DVDs at its plant in Cottondale.

Company officials say they now have fewer than 400 permanent workers in Cottondale. They declined to say how many workers are losing their jobs.

The company said that, over the past two years, the troubled economy combined with less demand for CDs resulted in excess capacity and sharp declines in CD manufacturing prices.

Company officials say they will continue to make CDs and DVDs and will invest in new forms of content delivery.

Information from: The Tuscaloosa News,

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