Trail King lays off 32 workers in MitchellMITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Trail King Industries has laid off another 32 workers in South Dakota, citing a drop in demand for its products.
MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Trail King Industries has laid off another 32 workers in South Dakota, citing a drop in demand for its products.
The new layoffs raise the total at the Mitchell plant to 149 since December.
Chuck Noel, vice president of finance, says the most recent layoffs are about 12 percent of the work force at the plant. He says the workers will be called back if business picks up.
Noel says there were no new layoffs at the plant in West Fargo, N.D., but previously imposed furloughs for workers there have been extended. He did not elaborate. Trail King laid off 36 employees at the West Fargo plant in March and in May said it was closing its West Fargo semitrailer production plant until early August.
Trail King is a specialty trailer manufacturer. It is a subsidiary of Charlotte, N.C.-based Carlisle Companies, a publicly traded global manufacturing company.