DuPont: Some job cuts coming at western NY plant

TONAWANDA, N.Y. -- Chemical giant DuPont Co. says some of the 1,500 jobs it plans to eliminate are at a plant in western New York.

A company spokesman tells Buffalo-area media outlets they're at its factory in the town of Tonawanda, just outside of the city.

He didn't say how many jobs will be eliminated. But 600 will remain after the cuts, which are expected before then end of the year. They'll include union and nonunion positions.

The company says there's been weak demand for products made there: solid surface materials like Corian and polyvinyl fluoride film used in a variety of products, including solar panels.

It says another plant with 198 workers in Niagara Falls won't be affected.

DuPont announced the cuts Tuesday along with its quarterly earnings.