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Featherlite lays off 200 employees

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CRESCO (KWWL) - Featherlite Trailers has laid off a number employees at its Cresco plant according to communications director John Hall.

The company told employees on Wednesday.

According to Cresco mayor Rhonda Hughes, approximately 200 employees were let go.

The company said that it tried to avoid the layoffs by partially shutting down the plant.

Some employees were a part of a partial shutdown during Christmas week. This shutdown was extended into January.

The workers were supposed to be back to work on January 19th.

John Hall said that economic conditions prevented Featherlite from bringing the workers back.

Featherlite makes horse trailers, stock trailers, car trailers, recreational trailers, utility trailers and cargo trailers.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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