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McNeilus Truck in Dodge Center to lay off over 200 workers

KAAL-TV
Updated: July 24, 2020 02:22 AM
Created: July 23, 2020 11:11 PM

(ABC 6 News) - A Marketing Manager with Oshkosh Corporation, the company that owns McNeilus has confirmed with ABC 6 News that more than 200 workers will be laid off over the next few months.

In a statement the company wrote, "This week we made multiple announcements that are part of our strategy to strengthen our business and optimize our core business platforms toward continued market growth and leadership. We will be consolidating the production of concrete mixers from our Dodge Center facility into our other North American mixer production facilities.  Additionally, we announced the sale of our CON-E-CO business. 
 
This will allow us to unlock capacity so we can expand world-class manufacturing in Dodge Center for refuse collection vehicles, superior customer experiences and support as well as mixer research & development.  
 
As we continually evaluate our businesses to ensure our products, services and industries align with our strategic vision, we believe these changes will allow us to even better serve our customers and tailor our investments to best meet the needs of the future.

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These changes will have an impact team members. These decisions are never easy to make but are in the long term best interest of the Company. We are committed to supporting our those impacted team members with a comprehensive transition program including outplacement assistance and coordination with the Minnesota Workforce Development to assist with their job search. 

Dodge Center will continue to remain our headquarters for McNeilus, and this location will remain an area of focus, strength and investment. 

With these changes, we will still have more than 825 team members at our Dodge Center campus."

"When you get consolidations like that obviously there's going to large impacts not only Dodge Center but the county and south east Minnesota as a whole.  With this COVID-19 we are in uncharted waters for all of us and I think the hope is we kind of move forward that a lot of those jobs can potentially comeback," said Dodge Center City Administrator Joshua Tetzlaff.


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