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Mining equipment company idling 65 in Newport News

Thursday - 11/7/2013, 4:30am  ET

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- A construction and mining equipment manufacturer says it's laying off 65 workers in Newport News due to a downturn in the mining industry.

Liebherr Mining Equipment spokeswoman Sabrina Warburton tells WVEC-TV (http://bit.ly/190kI3O ) that customers have been canceling or postponing projects until 2015.

Warburton says the company will help affected workers find other jobs.

Earlier this year, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced a $45 million expansion of Liebherr operations in Newport News and Hampton.

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Information from: WVEC-TV, http://www.wvec.com/


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