Dresser-Rand to Close Wellsville Location

250 jobs affected

Tom Puckett
February 20, 2018 - 11:50 am

Wellsville, NY (WBEN) 250 jobs could soon be lost as Dresser-Rand's facility could be closed in a couple of years.

Siemens, which owns Dresser-Rand, met with employees Monday, announced that Curtiss-Wright is purchasing the Dresser-Rand government business and services portfolio, pending regulatory review. The commercial Power Generation Services (PS) work performed at Dresser-Rand will eventually be transferred to Charlotte and other Siemens facilities.

Dresser-Rand issued this statement:

Siemens has been making structural adjustments to its manufacturing and service network to offset capacity surplus and price erosion caused by broad energy market changes that are affecting the entire supply chain. Today’s announcement represents the latest step in these ongoing efforts.

The Wellsville manufacturing facility will remain open for approximately two years.  During this time, Siemens Government Technologies will perform manufacturing and related work for Curtiss-Wright at Wellsville on a contractual basis to ensure continuity of support for critical customers and programs, until work is transitioned elsewhere. Once expected approval of the sale is finalized in early April, Curtiss-Wright intends to extend offers of employment to approximately 50 employees who support the government business and services work.  Additionally, some employees will be afforded the opportunity to staff a local Product Line office to support the transition of commercial PS work to Charlotte and other Siemens facilities, and, those details will be communicated to employees as they become available.

Siemens anticipates workforce reductions impacting roughly 250 people will occur in phases as work is transitioned from the site and will communicate those to employees as timelines are solidified.  It is the company’s highest priority to assist all employees during this transition and to provide access to employment resources and job search assistance for those not offered continued employment. 



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