Layoffs possible in Marion County oilfield services plant

There are unconfirmed reports that several workers at a Columbia business have been laid off.

The Baker Hughes Plant located on Highway 35 specializes in oil field services, and Facebook messages from laid off employees put the numbers of unemployed workers anywhere from 80-89 people.

WDAM reporters have tried to contact the plant, but were told the phone lines have been transferred to a plant in Shreveport, LA. Officials from the home office of Baker Hughes in Houston, Texas have not returned our phone calls.

Economic development officials in Marion County say they have heard the same numbers but there has been no contact from the plant.

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