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National Oilwell Varco suspends Galena Park operations

Christian Fernsby ▼ | December 3, 2019
National Oilwell Varco plans to suspend operations at a facility in the Houston suburbs and lay off 85 people.
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In a letter Nov. 22 letter to the Texas Workforce Commission, NOV Vice President of Human Resources Jeff Dodd said the company's Galena Park plant would cease operations by Jan. 21 and that the layoffs would be permanent.

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Located just outside Loop 610 and along the Houston Ship Channel, the Galena Park facility makes equipment for offshore and onshore drilling rigs. It is not clear if those operations will shift to another NOV facility or if the company will discontinue that work.