Employees of ClearEdge Power in South Windsor are being laid off on Friday, about a month after ClearEdge Power, based in Oregon, acquired UTC Power, which manufactures fuel cells.
Company officials said there are cuts to the 39 percent of the company, across four locations, but did not state how many layoffs there are in South Windsor.
Most employees affected work in the transportation fuel cell business and the company is refocusing on stationary fuel cells, according to ClearEdge.
Police were requested on Friday morning and a spokesperson from ClearEdge said police were called in as standard protocol. There have been no incidents.
South Windsor Police Chief Matthew Reed Tweeted that 170 employees were laid off.
Police stand by after 170 employees are laid off from Clearedge Power in South Windsor. twitter.com/pd_southwindso…
— Chief Reed (@pd_southwindsor) March 15, 2013
Company officials said there are fewer than 170 layoffs, but would not provide a number.
ClearEdge officials said the company will maintain a presence and all employees who have been laid off will receive severance packages and career counseling services.