UPDATE: 03-26-10 3:32PM
A move to lower the cost of production at sabic plastic plant has the company offering a voluntary layoff program to employees. Employees at the plant were asked to look at a voluntary layoff package that includes severance pay.
A spokes person with the plant says it's been an incredible difficult process but Sabic is working to make the process easy for employees.
Shelia Naab the Sabic Communications Leader says "those people who will also be laid off will also receive severance packages, pay in benefits, education assistance, continued life insurance, and medical benefits."
The voluntary round of layoffs will last until mid April then sabic will see of involuntary layoffs are needed.
Eighty area workers will be out of a job mid-April, after a plastics plant decides to move production to Illinois.
A Sabic Innovative Plastics spokesperson says Thursday the Washington, West Virginia plant told employees it plans on restructuring the site.
She says the company will be transferring production of two of its resin products to Sabic in Ottawa, Illinois.
The move is to lower the costs of production.
The company is offering a voluntary layoff program and will also offer severance packages, including pay and medical benefits.