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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — American Cast Iron Pipe Co. says it plans to lay off another 59 workers in Birmingham.

The layoff announced Tuesday is the company's second in a little more than two months.

The Birmingham News reports the Birmingham-based maker of iron and steel pipes used for water, oil and natural gas transmission says the layoffs will take effect Oct. 8, and the workers are eligible for recall if business conditions improve.

The company released 80 workers in Aguust.

McWane Cast Iron Pipe and U.S. Pipe and Foundry have idled or closed plants in Birmingham this year, costing almost 500 jobs. The companies cite the weak housing market as a factor.

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