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Moses Lake manufacturing giant REC Silicon lays off 100 employees

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Control systems engineering specialist Tony Beregovoy has been coming to work at REC Silicon for the last four years. When he clocked in on Monday, he didn't think it would be his last day. KXLY4's Taylor Graham reports.

http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/view/12490/7381974 Video: Moses Lake manufacturing giant REC Silicon lays off 100 employees
Control systems engineering specialist Tony Beregovoy has been coming to work at REC Silicon for the last four years. When he clocked in on Monday, he didn't think it would be his last day. KXLY4's Taylor Graham reports.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12490/7381974?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 04 Jul 2018 01:23:41 +0000 Moses Lake manufacturing giant REC Silicon lays off 100 employees Control systems engineering specialist Tony Beregovoy has been coming to work at REC Silicon for the last four years. When he clocked in on Monday, he didn't think it would be his last day. KXLY4's Taylor Graham reports. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12490/7381974?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KXLY employees at r-e-c silicon in moses lake tonight....hard at work... despite 100 of their coworkers being laid off executives... and former employees... struggling with the news tonight. kxly4's taylor graham... working for you tonight...she spent the day in moses lake to find out what set the layoffs in motion. intro: c-f-o james may says international politics are to blame.a trade war with china... now getting in the way of moses lake's local economy.and former employee tony beregovoy's ability to earn a living. pkgvo: tony beregovoy 36:33:25 (4)"it just kinda smacks you on the head and you go with the flow.." when he came to work on monday..he never expected it to be his last day at r-e-c silicon.36:39:14 (6)"i still think i'm trying to understand, hey you're out of a job now."tony beregovoy has spent the last four years providing for his family as a control systems engineering specialist.now, he's looking for a new job.beregovoy was one of 100 employees laid off by r-e-c monday.25:26:02 (2) james may cfoon cam: "it's never a good day when you lay off your friends."r-e-c c-f-o james may says an ongoing trade war with china forced the manufacturer to issue the layoffs.23:19:15 (7)"had it not been for the trade war, we would've been at full capacity. we would've been able to react to changes in the market."without being able to sell polysilicon for the solar industry in china... which makes up 80 percent of the market... may says layoffs were the only option.24:25:15 (11)"that's only about 20% of the available market for polysilicon. so it puts us in a position where we don't have access to markets sizeable enough to absorb our full production."beregovoy says employees always knew layoffs would be a possibility in the midst of the trade war.but it's still hard for him to wrap his head around. may says r-e-c would hire back the laid off employees if it's ever able to sell its polysilicon in china.beregovoy would be open to it... but he doesn't have time to sit and wait.37:53:20 (8)"if i don't have a job when it happens, i would be happy to start off where i ended, you know?"on cam tag:worksource will be helping employees like beregovoy get back up on their feet... with retraining starting thursday or friday. reporting from moses lake, taylor graham, kxly4





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