Blair County Manufacturer to Layoff 45 Employees

Gardner Denver in Blair County will lay off dozens of employees as the company makes changes that will affect locations across the country, according Steve McKnight with the Altoona Blair County Development Corporation. McKnight says 45 employees will be laid off at the company’s Tipton location, and it will continue to operate with a workforce of 15 to 20 people. McKnight, joined by state Rep. Jim Gregory and CareerLink’s rapid response team, was at the announcement Monday ready to help those affected. Gardner Denver is a global manufacturer of compressors, pumps, blowers and other solutions for industrial applications.