Monday, April 13, 2009

Jindal 1, Doyle 0

It's been reported that the IBEW screwed its Sheboygan membership on this one, too.

Gardner Denver Inc. said Monday that it would close its Thomas Products factory in Sheboygan, which employs 366 people, and move the operations to Monroe, La.

The company, based in Denver, said the move is part of its consolidation of its North American manufacturing operations of compressor and vacuum pumps. It is expected to be completed by March 31, 2010

Gardner Denver said the state of Louisiana will reimburse the company for most of the cost of moving equipment and staff to Louisiana, will provide annual payroll and sales tax rebates and will help the company with recruiting and training. The city of Monroe also will help with the construction of a 124,000-square-foot factory adjoining the company's existing plant

And Kohler is not hiring these days.

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