There's more dismal news coming out of Kankakee on the job-front. The BASF Corporation, formerly known as Cognis, is announcing 50 employees are being laid off.
It was announced earlier that the Bunge Corporation would be leaving its location on Route 50 in Bourbonnais Township, laying off or relocating 210 employees.
BASF on Kensington Avenue in Kankakee announced (Thursday) 50 of its 220 employees will be laid off. The company is cutting about one-fourth of its production. BASF specializes in the chemistry ingredients of soaps and detergents and other pharmaceuticals.
A company spokesman said BASF will work with those affected. There will be efforts to place some workers into different jobs in the plant. The company will continue production of products used for the nutrition and health care chemical divisions.