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Published December 23, 2009, 11:34 AM

Bobcat in Bismarck stops production

(WDAY TV) - It's end of an era and a rough start to the holidays for hundreds of workers in Bismarck.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) - It's end of an era and a rough start to the holidays for hundreds of workers in Bismarck. Thirty-five years after opening shop in Bismarck Bobcat is stopping production.

The first round of workers ended their final shifts around noon. The remainder are set to work until 11 tonight.

Four hundred seventy-five people are losing their jobs. Bobcat will keep about one hundred and fifty jobs in Bismarck. They will be engineering, finance and accounting jobs.

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