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Boston Whaler trims its work force by 70

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Boston Whaler of Edgewater, Fla., laid off around 70 employees in early December, a spokesman for parent Brunswick Corp. confirmed.

The layoffs included hourly and salaried employees. That number also includes employees who were working for Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, which is also in Edgewater, Fla.

“The reductions, unfortunately, were necessary as we deal with a challenging U.S. marine market,” Brunswick spokesman Dan Kubera said. He said the company will help those affected “transition to other employment.”

Brunswick earlier this year announced plans to close plants and lay off more than 1,000 employees in order to cut about $300 million in fixed costs by the end of 2009.

This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue.


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