Updated Mon, Dec 12, 2011 7:45 am
Jackson County, West Virginia's largest employer has recalled about 25 laid-off workers and reinstated normal work weeks.
The moves follow a series of upgrades at the Constellium Rolled Products aluminum rolling plant in Ravenswood. Constellium had told workers earlier that some employees' hours would be reduced because of the upgrades.
Company spokeswoman Laura Prisc says that the company is pleased to be able to recall workers and restore normal work weeks before the holidays.
Constellium is preparing for trial production in 2012 for a joint project with Dassault Aviation to produce eco-efficient aluminum for aircraft.
The project is part of a $2.2 billion public-private partnership in Europe aimed at reducing the aviation industry's impact on the environment.
Constellium's Ravenswood plant employs nearly 1,000 workers.