Midwest Industries announces layoffs

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Midwest Industries of Ida Grove, Iowa, laid off nearly a third of its work force because of the struggling economy.

The company, which manufactures ShoreLand’r boat trailers and other equipment, laid off 80 of its 280 employees, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

Midwest president and CEO Andy Brosius told the newspaper the workers being laid off perform production, support and administrative duties. He said the company had to re-adjust its work force to match current and future sales expectations.

Brosius could not be reached this morning for comment.

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