The phase-out of incandescent light bulbs for more energy-efficient lighting alternatives is taking its toll on Global Tungsten and Powders Corporation (GTP) in Towanda. According to WNEP.com, the Bradford County company will be eliminating 150 jobs this year due to a drop-off in sales of the wiring used in incandescent bulbs.
GTP is one of Bradford County’s largest employers, with 950 people employed at its Towanda plant. Job eliminations will begin in September. A company spokesman said this will mean retirement, a transfer, or for fewer than half, layoffs.
If you’re an employee of GTP and you’ve been injured on the job, now is the time to make your claim. Contact the Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Michael J. O’Connor & Associates for a free review of your case.