White River Marine Group announces layoffs

Workforce reduction affects approximately 350 employees and seven facilities.
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The White River Marine Group, which builds Tracker, Ranger, Triton, Nitro, Sun Tracker, Regency, Tahoe and Mako boats announced layoffs as measures against the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to multiple sources. It will affect approximately 350 positions across seven facilities, or 11 percent of their workforce.

The group also owns Tracker Marine Boat Centers with over 130 locations — including 110 spots within Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s — across North America.

The statement reads in full below. At the time of this writing, there are no details to what plants suffered the most layoffs.

“We are greatly saddened about the personal impact this tragedy is having on our dedicated team members. Like countless other manufacturers including major American automobile companies, these conditions require us to temporarily reduce our staffing levels, and today we made the difficult decision to reduce our workforce by approximately 350 positions, or 11 percent, across seven facilities.”

“Our strong desire is to rehire our extremely talented individuals as quickly as conditions allow. Until then, we’re doing all we can to support impacted team members, including providing a severance program that includes full pay and benefits for an additional two weeks as well as additional support based on years of service.”

“We remain committed to delivering America’s favorite boats and offering families the opportunity to safely spend time out on the water, which is more important than ever in these unprecedented times.” 

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