RESTRUCTURING AND OTHER CHARGES
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2017
|Restructuring and Related Activities [Abstract]|
|Restructuring, Impairment, and Other Activities Disclosure||
NOTE 20. RESTRUCTURING ACTIONS AND OTHER CHARGES
We executed restructuring actions primarily in the form of professional voluntary and involuntary employee separation programs in the fourth quarter of 2015. These actions were in response to the continued deterioration in our global markets in the second half of 2015, as well as expected reductions in orders in most U.S. and global markets in 2016. We reduced our worldwide workforce by approximately 1,900 employees, including approximately 370 employees accepting voluntary retirement packages with the remainder of the reductions being involuntary. We incurred a charge of $90 million ($61 million after-tax) in the fourth quarter of 2015, of which $86 million related to severance costs for both voluntary and involuntary terminations and $4 million for asset impairments and other charges.At December 31, 2017, all terminations were completed.
The entire disclosure of costs incurred for restructuring including, but not limited to, exit and disposal activities, remediation, implementation, integration, asset impairment, and charges against earnings from the write-down of assets.
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