B&W lays off 49 at Barberton facility

Below is a a copy of a press release from the city of Barberton reading the layoffs at Babcock & Wilcox in Barberton.

Read more about B&W and the changes the next edition of the Herald.


  1. David Pinegar on July 30, 2018 at 12:22 am

    My Dad worked for B&W for 47 years.
    He said in 1974 when they were bought by McDermott, it was never the same.
    All the good management was replaced.
    Seems to still have management/diversification problems.
    Here’s news to B&W hierarchy and our current administration, coal is no longer a viable option.

  2. TF on July 2, 2018 at 10:48 am

    We are looking for a project manager as well as other positions for anyone who may be interested in an opportunity with Valmet!

  3. Fred on June 29, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    When are they moving to the goodyear building and out of barberton?

  4. JPB on June 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    I was hired in 1958 at B&W on Van Buren and got laided off at their Stirling Avenue plant. Their was no such thing as BWX on 2nd street. They took off and moved to Lynchburg Virginia some after time after that ????

    • Tom on July 6, 2018 at 3:37 am

      Laided off?

  5. 1888ARCONIC4U on June 29, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Those 49 people should come down to Arconic, they could use some higher quality new employees!

    • Mandar Gadgil on July 1, 2018 at 7:48 am

      I am one of those 49 people. Was with B&W for 11 years. Where is this company u talked about.

      • 1888ARCONIC4U on July 2, 2018 at 4:25 am

        It’s the old B&C Research facility on Norton Ave. across from the Quala Wash company just before Clarkmill Rd. Starting wage is $14/hr +.50/hr shift differential, full medical/optical/dental, and many other benefits and incentives! No experience necessary, they machine and finish commercial aluminum truck/semi wheels.

        • Tom on July 6, 2018 at 3:38 am

          Lol $14hr, good Iuck

  6. What? on June 29, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I swear I just seen a sign on 2nd street SW. That said “now hiring”BWX GO figure!

    • Anonymous on June 29, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      BWX off of 2nd and B&W on Van Buren are two different companies.

      • Anonymous on July 5, 2018 at 7:35 am

        They are two companies with the same owner. Just because they branched does not mean different people run it. Check back to 2015 for the corp paper work.

  7. JPB on June 29, 2018 at 1:02 am

    When I hired in at B&W in 1958 and got laided off 2 years later, all they do is lay people off. In my 1958 Cigam yearbook it says “Come to B&W. There is always a job for you.”

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