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ATK sees more layoffs

Monday, August 8, 2011
By theleader

Leader Staff

ATK conducted more layoffs Wednesdsay, the result of the completion of NASA’s Space Shuttle program
Approximately 100 employees, including 28 who volunteered and five who were transferred, were included in the layoff, most of them from the Promontory site.
A press release from the company said, “Although this layoff is smaller than those we have conducted in the past, reductions are never easy; we have lost some very talented individuals.
Our Utah delegation continues to be instrumental in ensuring the United States retains its human space exploration program and is currently working to secure NASA’s future heavy lift vehicle.  We are continuing to work on the development of the upgraded five-segment solid rocket motor and will conduct a third ground test in September.
“We remain encouraged about ATK’s long-term role in space exploration, with our commercial Liberty Launch Vehicle and the development of NASA’s Space Launch System that can use our advanced solid rocket motor technology.
“We are also actively engaged in securing future work that spans our heritage programs and customers, as well as strategically expanding in new, adjacent business areas.
“As always, we regret the need to reduce employment, and we understand the disruptions that layoffs cause in personal lives and in our community. Layoffs are always hard because they include friends and neighbors.”

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