PAINTED POST, NY (WENY) -- Corning Incorporated will lay off about 20% of its workforce at one of its manufacturing plants in the town of Erwin.

According to a WARN Notice filed with the New York State Department of Labor, the company listed the reason for the layoffs as economic. In a letter sent to employees, the company said it is closing down one of the production lines at that facility. 

According to a Corning Inc. spokesperson, the Erwin plant is not closing, and will continue to operate. The company says the plant "will remain critical to supporting automotive emissions control and clean-air technologies." Corning's Environmental Technologies business is transferring some of its production from its Erwin plant to other Corning facilities. 

The layoff affects 107 employees at Corning's Erwin Plant at 792 Addison Road in Painted Post, and will go into effect on May 19, 2024. A total of 532 employees currently work at the plant. 

The company said the move will better allow it to "better leverage its high-volume capabilities and best utilize its manufacturing footprint to continue operating most efficiently." 

The news follows Corning Inc. laying off approximately 1,000 employees globally last month, affecting about 2% of its global workforce. That included about 200 local employees across various facilities.