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Cameron International Corp. has laid off 60 hourly workers at its Cheektowaga plant, as the manufacturing site continues to struggle with a slowdown in orders.

The cuts reduce the size of the hourly workforce to about 250 people, according to two sources familiar with the reductions who asked not to be identified speaking about the matter.

The Broadway plant has gone through waves of layoffs in the past few months. Earlier this year, the plant cut 38 hourly jobs and more recently laid off 29 salaried employees. A current total employment figure could not be confirmed, but it is believed to be between 500 and 600 employees.

The plant, which was once the home of Joy Manufacturing, has felt pressure on its staffing from fewer orders. The site designs and makes air and gas compressors for applications including industrial plants.

Meanwhile, Houston-based Cameron has said it expects to sell its centrifugal compression division, which includes the Cheektowaga plant, by the end of this year. Cameron has said a number of companies have expressed interest but has not identified them. General Electric and Siemens are believed to be among the potential suitors.

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