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Honeywell International is cutting 90 fabrication positions from its aerospace business in Golden Valley between Feb. 24 and March 9.

The company informed 120 aerospace fabrication workers of the decision in June and separately notified the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development in a letter on Dec. 23.

Between June and December, at least 30 workers have left the company, making the actual number of workers affected fewer than 90, said Honeywell spokesman Scott Sayres. He noted that affected workers can apply for other jobs within Honeywell.

"We're encouraging employees to apply for other Honeywell positions, and all eligible affected employees will be offered severance and outplacement assistance," Sayres said. The company is hiring for other jobs in Minnesota, including at its Minneapolis, Bloomington, Ply­mouth and Coon Rapids sites.

The terminations do not affect 560 other Honeywell employees who also work at the Golden Valley building that used to be Honeywell's headquarters, he said.

Honeywell spun its residential building solutions business into a separate company called Resideo Technologies in October 2018. Resideo has since relocated its new corporate headquarters to Texas but continues to have 700 positions in Golden Valley.

Resideo also leases space to four separate Honeywell divisions at the Golden Valley campus, including Honeywell Aerospace, Honeywell Building Technologies, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions and Honeywell Performance Materials, Sayres said.

Only the aerospace division office is closing because its lease expires during the first half of 2020, Sayres said. Those jobs will be relocated to Honeywell's much larger aerospace operation in Urbana, Ohio.

Of the 90 employees who will lose their jobs, 75 are represented by Teamsters Local 1145. The unionized employees have bumping rights based on seniority that extend to other Honeywell locations in Minnesota.

Union officials did not return phone calls seeking comment about affected members.

DEED spokesman Eric Lightner said the state is still assessing the layoff situation and will develop a plan of action soon.

In the meantime, Lightner said the state's Career Workforce Centers will service those who are losing their jobs if they are contacted.



Dee DePass • 612-673-7725