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Aerospace & Defense Industries

Boeing slump forces Toray to slash US carbon fiber jobs

Unit's workforce to diminish by 25% as aircraft maker cuts production

A Boeing 787-10 is moved from the tarmac at a plant in the U.S. state of South Carolina.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese materials maker Toray Industries will reduce staffing at its U.S. carbon fiber business by 25% in response to the lack of demand from client Boeing, Nikkei learned Tuesday.

The job cuts will occur at Toray Composite Materials America, a subsidiary based in Washington state that employs hundreds of people.

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