Problems at Boeing have had a ripple effect -- and one of those ripples struck a local production plant

DAVID F. ASHTON - Boeing's recent problems have contributed to some 150 Precision Castparts Structurals employees being laid off at this Brentwood-Darlington plant on Johnson Creek Boulevard. As many as 150 workers were laid off at the Johnson Creek Boulevard Precision Castparts Structurals Inc. Large Parts Campus in early February.

This was apparently due to the cancellation or delay in delivering parts made there for the presently stalled "Boeing 737 Max 8" airplane's production.

Asked about the staffing reduction, Precision Castparts Director of Communications David Dugan told THE BEE, "In relation to the recent personnel reductions in Portland, we routinely adjust employment levels based on our operational needs. The production curtailment by Boeing was a contributing factor." Dugan didn't comment on whether laid-off employees might be rehired, should Boeing restart production.

DAVID F. ASHTON - As a producer of parts for Boeing, 150 of Precision Castparts Structurals employees were laid off recently at its Brentwood-Darlington plant, as construction of new Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes is still in on hold. Irene Carrillo of Clackamas Community College's Workforce Development Services "Rapid Response" program confirmed that the college was gearing up to help as many as 150 Precision Castparts Structurals employees.

"We're trying to reach as many laid-off employees as possible," Carrillo told us in a telephone interview.

These sessions provide workers with information regarding Unemployment Insurance; the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace; and on-the-job training, and other services. It takes place at the college's Harmony Campus.

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