Caterpillar cuts employees’ hours

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Nearly 1,000 employees at Caterpillar's Lafayette, Ind., plant will have their hours cut by at least 50 percent beginning in August, according to a notice filed with Indiana's Department of Workforce Development.

The Lafayette plant makes diesel engines for marine, petroleum, electric power, locomotive and industrial uses.

"No employees are being placed on layoff as a result of this decision," the company said in its notice. "It is anticipated that the new work schedule will begin on Aug. 24, 2009 and may last for more than six months."

The reductions will impact 985 employees.

The company said there are no plans to close the plant and it expects the reduced hour schedule to be temporary.

The Lafayette plant had notified the state earlier this month it planned to layoff 141 employees, beginning July 31. At the time, it said these layoffs were expected to be temporary, and last more than six months.

Related

NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.