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Dozens of oil refinery workers laid off

RAWLINS — More than 30 workers at the local HF Sinclair oil refinery are out of work and 55 more have been put on notice in what the company calls a realignment “to reflect best practices for operational excellence.”

The company has confirmed that 32 employees at the refinery in Sinclair were laid off this week and 55 others given their pink slips as of September.

The move comes after last year’s acquisition of Sinclair Oil by HollyFrontier and the creation of HF Sinclair.

“As a result of the recent acquisition, we are aligning our facilities,” the company said in a statement to the Rawlins Ti...

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