SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 — 84 LAYOFFS IN SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN
The company has announced 84 employees, mostly in non-manufacturing positions, will be laid off in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
According to a company spokesperson, “Kohler regularly reviews its operations to ensure that the company is positioned for long-term success. We are providing full support to all associates impacted by this difficult news.”
In March, the company’s small engines division was moved from Wisconsin to Hattiesburg, Mississippi with 325 layoffs and the closure of its small engines plant.
Kohler, Wisconsin-based Kohler Company, best known for their iconic plumbing fixtures and other products, has announced operational changes in its Brownwood, Texas facility which will result in the layoff of 223 employees starting in June, 2019.
The decision was based on the obsolescence of its older conveyor cast process, along with two smaller casting processes, within its vitreous (porcelain ceramic) operations. The company will shift a portion of its production to othe Kohler facilities that have additional capacity and use more advanced and efficient methods in their pottery operations.
According to a company spokesperson, "The Brownwood site’s plastics operations, as well as one-piece casting and tank production in vitreous operations, are not impacted and will continue to operate as normal."
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