After buyer pledged to preserve jobs at Auburn Armature, 8 employees let go

A Cayuga County employer has slashed eight positions despite repeated public commitments to retain jobs at the company.

Auburn Armature, which was acquired by New Hyde Park-based Power-Flo Technologies in June, terminated eight employees — seven at its Auburn facility and one in Syracuse — on July 21. The Citizen learned of the firings from five of the employees who were let go, four of whom spoke on the condition that their names not be released because they're currently seeking new positions.

Eric Foster, who worked at Auburn Armature for 24 years, recalled Power-Flo Technologies management telling employees that they would be needed because the company, which owns other entities in downstate New York and New England, didn't have the workforce to take on Auburn Armature's day-to-day operations by itself.

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