Crownline Boats cuts jobs in Illinois

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Crownline Boats is laying off 206 employees from its Illinois plant, citing “unusual and calamitous weather patterns throughout large areas of the United States.”

The poor weather has resulted in an “unpredictable downturn in the market for sterndrive boats,” the company’s parent company, Leisure Properties LLC, said in a statement, according to The Southern Illinoisan.

“It is presently anticipated that the layoffs will be temporary,” the statement said, according to the newspaper.

The layoffs at the West Frankfort facility are effective June 17. The company said it will maintain personnel to provide ongoing service and support to its customers and Crownline dealers.

Crownline didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The company laid off 133 workers in 2008 and 145 in July 2005.

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One comment on “Crownline Boats cuts jobs in Illinois

  1. boatdealer

    Great to hear that things picked up and Crownline are building boats today and haven’t stopped.

    These hardworking people keep building great boats and leading the market! I hear their new 30′ Cruiser is amazing, can’t wait to see it. The new 255 is great!

    The competition tried to use this against Crownline but everyone worked together and fought through! Proud to be part of this team!

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