With the cuts—the first major job reduction in five years—the plant has about 300 employees.
The new layoffs are part of DuPont's previously announced actions to address market challenges and strengthen the company's competitiveness in 2009.
DuPont's last major job cuts at the plant came in 2004, when it ended production of dimethyl terephthalate, or DMT, a building block for polyester and industrial plastics. About 125 jobs were lost. However, DuPont soon after added its Advanced Composite Technology (ACT) nonwovens line serving the disposable medical gown and adding more than 100 jobs to the site.