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Harvey Industries layoffs won't affect neighbor R.E. Phelon

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An Aiken County manufacturer announced Monday that it won’t be affected by layoffs occurring at neighboring Harvey Industries.

R.E. Phelon President David Mosier said in a statement that his company, which shares a facility with Harvey Industries, will remain open and unaffected by the recent layoffs announced Monday at the 150,000-square-foot die casting plant at 2063 University Parkway.

The statement, however, did not indicate how many Harvey Industries workers were being laid off and only said that the layoff would affect “several company employees.”

“We are aware of the unfortunate events announced today by Harvey Industries,” Mosier said. “Although our hearts go out to our friends at Harvey Industries, R.E. Phelon is a completely separate entity. We ask that the media and the public differentiate between R.E. Phelon and Harvey when discussing these latest developments.”

Mosier added that business will continue as usual for R.E. Phelon employees, customers and suppliers.

Multiple messages left for Harvey Industries’ Aiken facility and corporate headquarters in Livonia, Mich, were not returned Monday. Attempts to obtain more information about the layoffs through R.E. Phelon, the Economic Development Partnership, which serves Aiken and Edgefield counties, and the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce also were unsuccessful.

Harvey Industries’ Aiken facility is an aluminum die-casting and precision machining plant that has been in operation since 1979, according to its Web site.

R.E. Phelon is a die-casting operation that produces flywheels, castings and components, according to The Augusta Chronicle archives.


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