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Pella Corp. cutting jobs at Sioux Center plan

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SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) -- The Pella Corp. is cutting jobs at its window manufacturing plant in Sioux Center.

The Pella-based company says it will eliminate 37 full-time jobs at the end of this week because of the continued slump in the construction industry. The plant currently has 338 employees.

Pella spokeswoman Kathy Krafka Harkema says the business is tied to the health of the housing market, and housing starts in the U.S. are down by more than 40 percent over last year's steep declines.

Harkema says the company, which is heading into a typically slow winter period, is working with other Sioux Center employers to match laid-off workers with open jobs.

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