Sea Ray cuts jobs at Tennessee plant

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Sea Ray Boats laid off 17 people on July 14 at its operation in Forks of the River Industrial Park in East Knox County, according to an announcement from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported in the Knoxville News Sentinel.

“These recent actions are the result of the traditional ebb and flow of the boat business. To continue to effectively manage the marine pipeline, our overall strategy further reflects our plan to ensure that our dealers have the appropriate levels of inventory to meet seasonal demand and to gain market share,” Brunswick Corp. spokesman Dan Kubera told Soundings Trade Only in an e-mail.

“Our 2011 pipeline management plan will continue to reflect quarterly changes in inventory levels resulting from seasonal demand factors and our strategy to move towards more of a ‘pull-model’ from our dealers,” he added.

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