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Cameron International Corp. has laid off 29 salaried workers at its Cheektowaga plant, according to a source familiar with the cuts.

The Houston-based company made the reductions due to a slowdown in orders, said the source, who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak on the matter.

A Cameron representative could not immediately be reached to comment on the cuts.

The job cuts come as speculation continues about who will buy the Cameron division that includes the Broadway facility’s operations. Cameron officials have said they intend to sell the company’s centrifugal compression division by the end of this year.

Cameron has said it has “a number of very engaged potential buyers” interested in the division. While Cameron has not identified them, General Electric and Siemens are believed to be among the candidates.

The Cheektowaga plant designs and makes air and gas compressors for applications including industrial plants.

Earlier this year, Cameron laid off 38 hourly workers at the site due to a drop off in production. Overall, the plant has about 600 employees.

The Cheektowaga plant was once the home of Joy Manufacturing. In 1987, Cooper Industries bought Joy and formed the Cooper turbocompressor division. The parent company changed its name to Cameron from Cooper Cameron in 2006.

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