Westport lays off workers at its Port Angeles shipyard

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PORT ANGELES — Westport Shipyard, the luxury yacht-maker, has reduced employment levels at its Port Angeles plant.

“Westport Shipyard Inc. has made adjustments to employment levels at its 50-meter yacht construction facility,” Human Resources Manager Jennifer Swogger said in a two-sentence prepared statement Monday.

“The reduction is reflective of the current market conditions for premiere luxury yachts.”

Swogger would not comment on how long the layoffs would last, how many employees were affected or how it compares with other layoff periods.

Westport produces composite-construction yachts of 85, 98, 112, 130 and 164 feet. The longest yachts come out of its 100,000-square-foot plant on Marine Drive.

Last modified: March 18. 2013 6:07PM
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