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Columbus Castings' Parent Company Declares Bankruptcy

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.