Defense contractor to lay off 72 at Wright-Patterson

A Danvers, Mass.-based defense contractor will lay off more than 70 workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by the end of August, the company has told Ohio government.

“We anticipate the layoff of 72 employees on or about August 31, 2020,” Angela Cauley, Sumaria Systems Inc.’s human resources director, said in a letter to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

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These employees are supervised though Sumaria’s Fairborn office at 3164 Presidential Drive but they physically work at Wright-Patterson at 2530 Loop Road West, building 560, Cauley’s letter said.

The department received the undated letter Monday.

On May 1, the company said it had a won a place on a team of firms that had been awarded a five-year $75 million-plus contract to support the Air Force ISR Sensors and FMS — Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Sensors and Foreign Military Sales — division at Wright-Patterson and at units in Langley, Gunter and Eglin Air Force bases.

Sumaria describes itself as a privately held “woman-owned information technology, engineering and professional services company.”

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