ADF Group lays off 50 Quebec workers temporarily after unsuccessful U.S. bids
by The Canadian Press
The job cuts at the Montreal-area plant come amid a battle over exemptions from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs
TERREBONE, Que.—ADF Group Inc. says it has temporarily laid off 50 employees at its facilities in Terrebonne, Que., after three unsuccessful bids for major projects in the United States.
The company says the clients made their decisions before the announcement by the United States that Canada would be exempted from its tariffs on steel and aluminum.
ADF manufactures large complex steel structures.
It has two fabrication plants and two paint shops, in Canada and in the United States, along with a construction division in the U.S.
ADF says it’s currently working on several bids for, among others, large-scale projects in the United States.
The company says it will be able to recall employees targeted by the temporary layoff as new contracts are signed.