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Government shutdown and possible furloughs

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The government shut down is impacting hundreds of thousands of employees across the country.

The question of whether this will impact Bell Helicopter and Pantex employees has also been asked.

At this time, both Bell and Pantex say they are still trying to the process the full impact of the shut down.

Bell Helicopter said in a statement, they don't want to comment on the potential impact until everything is sorted out.

When we spoke with Pantex, they directed us to the Department of Energy.

Three days prior to the shutdown, the Department created a national plan saying thousands of employees within that department may be furloughed as a result. But, they would not tell us if any would be Pantex workers.

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