B & W Could Face Layoffs

B&W logoThe Babcock & Wilcox Company has announced plans to restructure its mPower Small Modular Reactor program to focus on technology development; a move that sources say could lead to some layoffs in Lynchburg. Based in Charlotte, N.C. – B&W employs about 2,400 people in the Lynchburg area. The mPower unit operates a scale-model testing facility with about 20 employees at the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research in Bedford County, as well as a control room prototype and fuel technology center at the Lynchpin Industrial Park.

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