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Koyo Shutdown

Bearings company’s Cleveland area facility to close JTEKT North America Corp., the company formed from the merger of bearings manufacturer Koyo Seiko and Toyodo Machine Works in 2006, is closing its facility in Westlake, Ohio, the company said in a WARN letter to the state. The company last year announced plans to close the Westlake […]

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Spin Cycle

Whirlpool confirms layoffs; specifics remain murky Whirlpool’s namesake might represent the what’s happening to years of job security for employees at multiple locations: Down the drain. The washing machine manufacturer’s Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Mich., locations were confirmed to be in the process of layoffs as of February 2. The South Bend Tribune was […]

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Hog Wash

Harley-Davidson to shut down Kansas City plant, lay off 800 The most recognizable motorcycle manufacturer in the world, a brand long representative of American culture, will shut down a heartland facility by 2019 at the expense of 800 employees. Harley-Davidson announced Tuesday it will close its Kansas City production premises by next summer. Part of a […]

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Small Town, Big Plant

Printing company layoffs hit Long Prairie, Minnesota In a harsh blow to plant workers, small communities, and print publishing alike, the city of Long Prairie, Minnesota is losing one of its largest private employers. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported Wednesday that LSC Communications, a Chicago-based spinoff of Fortune 500 printing company R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., is […]

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Join the Club

Sam’s Club layoffs nationwide show no mercy Walmart‘s customers and employees joined the ranks of the disgruntled January 11 when the company announced plans to close at least 63 of its Sam’s Club stores across the US and in Puerto Rico. Multiple reports of abrupt store closings started last Thursday—the same day parent company Walmart […]

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GE Will Cut 12,000 Jobs

Cuts will come from GE Power; at least half will be in Europe General Electric will eliminate approximately 12,000 positions from its power division, GE Power, affecting both professional and production employees, the company announced today. The “headcount reductions,” as GE calls them, are a result of prior miscalculations of the sectors demand for coal […]

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Plant Closings

Oregon transformer firm on the brink with 110 jobs on the line As many who follow manufacturing news closely know, plant closings are a regular occurrence. Electrical Apparatus tries our best to keep you posted on all of them. With the hopes that we can make most of these newsletters encouraging, and not depressing, we […]

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Another Round? No Thanks

Leroy-Somer layoffs in Tennessee Another round? No, thank you, I’ve had enough. In a working-class Utopia, corporate structure would resemble a bartender-patron relationship. In reality, employees don’t get a choice. Here’s the latest chapter in a series of unfortunate layoffs in America: from a Leroy-Somer plant in Lexington, Tennessee. 63 employees in Lexington are expected to […]

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‘Pillars’ of a Rebuild

Caterpillar moving HQ to Chicago area Caterpillar’s saga continues with a headquarters relocation, the company announced Tuesday, as it plans to move its home base and current weight of burdens to the City of Big Shoulders. An exact site is yet undetermined. While the construction company has incentives aplenty for relocating by the lake—drawing from a […]

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No Butterfly Zone

Caterpillar lays off workers, maintains dividend A long, bleak march of downsizing began last fall for Caterpillar, Inc., and this month it swept through the midsize city of Peoria, Illinois. An undisclosed number of Caterpillar employees at the company’s Peoria plant received layoff notices the second week of December as part of a workforce reduction […]

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