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Waverly community remains hopeful following Terex layoffs

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It's been an emotional day in Waverly as 100 Terex employees are now looking for new jobs.

According to workers, they found out about the mass layoff by a local media website more than an hour before managers notified them.

Workers were handed orange folders with 60 days worth of pay.

One worker said, "I guess they could have gone about it a whole lot nicer than they did. The way they did it was pretty callous."

The community is still in shock over the closure, but they seem confident they will able to persevere.

"Everyone seems to have a really good handle on keeping everything up. Waverly really really good right now," Barber Paul Liebau said.

The manufacturing portion of Terex Cranes will be moved to Oklahoma, but city officials say the accounting portion will still stay in Iowa.

According to the Waverly City Administrator, his biggest concern includes finding the displaced workers the correct resources they need to find a new job.

Following the announcement, Terex hired a security company to protect the property.

Former workers say they need to schedule times to pick up their personal property with Terex managers before picking it up.

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