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60 jobs being cut at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville

Siemens Government Technologies has announced it will lay off 60 workers at its Dresser-Rand facility in Wellsville.

Siemens’ federal subsidiary said in a statement that the layoffs, which would take effect between now and Sept. 30, were necessary because “current business volume and projected orders for the Wellsville operation do not support current manpower levels at this location.”

Dresser-Rand, which makes compressors and turbines for the oil and gas industry, has about 500 employees at its plant in Wellsville. The job cuts, which will start in the coming week, will affect both workers on the production shop floor and in office positions.

Siemens Government Technologies said it will let the employees who are losing their jobs know of open positions at its other plants. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 1580 represents the union workers at the Wellsville facility.

Wellsville is one of three Dresser-Rand sites in the Southern Tier – along with Olean and Painted Post – that combined employ about 2,000 workers. The Wellsville plant is overseen by Siemens Government Technologies while the other two are overseen by the Siemens parent.

German-based Siemens bought Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion in a deal announced in 2014.