Kinze Mfg. said it will lay off 121 workers, effective in June 18, reports the Des Moines Register. Both factory and office works will be impacted. This is the second layoff for Kinze, which cut 215 workers last June. According to the paper,
The Williamsburg maker of planters, grain carts and other farm equipment said Monday it has taken "numerous actions to address market conditions," including implementing a 30-hour work week last year to avoid permanent cuts.
The company also said it "executed several aggressive marketing campaigns to help dealers reduce their inventories of both new and used Kinze equipment so that they would be in a better position to purchase new Kinze products.
On Monday, Marshfield, Wis.-based H&S Manufacturing Co. also announced it cut 29 full-time positions, primarily in the company's production operations, according to the Marshfield News-Herald.