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Iowa plant closing, 300 out of work

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Polaris Industries plans to close its plant in the northwest Iowa city of Milford, leaving up to 300 employees out of work.

Polaris spokeswoman Kelly Basgen told the Sioux City Journal yesterday the company would stop production of all-terrain and utility vehicles at the Milford plant that had operated since 2013. Production would shift to plants in Alabama, Minnesota and California.

Basgen says some employees could move to other Polaris plants, leaving between 275 and 300 workers out of a job.

Ken Pucel, the company's executive vice president of operations, says the plant was being closed in an effort to "streamline our plant infrastructure."

Polaris is based in the Minneapolis suburb of Medina.

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