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Columbus Castings' Parent Company Declares Bankruptcy

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The parent company of Columbus Castings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  Constellation Enterprises LLC said the foundry, located on South Parsons Ave., would halt production there as it “pursues a sale of the business.”

Most of the Columbus Castings workforce, roughly 800 employees, had been laid off earlier this month.   

In a written statement, Constellation says it “suffered from significant operational issues” at the Columbus foundry.  A slowdown in rail shipping also affected business at Columbus Castings, which manufactured rail car carriage components.