Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Utah’s ATK plans more shuttle-related layoffs

Alliant Techsystems Inc. is preparing to lay off up to 100 workers next month as it continues to adjust the size of its workforce to deal with the end of the nation’s space shuttle program. The company, which made the twin solid-fuel booster motors used to propel the shuttle into low-Earth orbit, said it has yet to determine how many of its workers will be let go. The pending reduction will be the sixth layoff for the company’s aerospace systems group in the past two years. Salt Lake Tribune