It’s a cold hard reality for some 400 National Steelcar workers.
The company is laying off about a fifth of the workforce Friday.
National Steelcar says the layoffs are due to an order coming to an end.
About half of those laid off now may be recalled in the spring.
Employment at the Kenilworth Avenue North plant routinely goes through ups and downs, and the company is hoping to mitigate that by expanding its product line to tanker cars.