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Published May 13, 2009, 12:50 PM

Trail King temporarily closing West Fargo plant

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Trail King Industries Inc., says it will close its West Fargo semitrailer production plant from June 8 to Aug. 3, due to the economic slowdown. The company also says in a statement that it will temporarily consolidate production operations at its plant in Mitchell, S.D.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Trail King Industries Inc., says it will close its West Fargo semitrailer production plant from June 8 to Aug. 3, due to the economic slowdown.

The company also says in a statement that it will temporarily consolidate production operations at its plant in Mitchell, S.D.

Trail King laid off 36 employees at its West Fargo plant in March. Manager John Rust said that left a work force of 122.

Another plant in Brookville, Pa., will also shut down temporarily from June 8 to Sept. 14.

Trail King is a subsidiary of Charlotte, N.C.-based Carlisle Companies. It makes three types of semitrailers at its West Fargo facility.

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