- A second round of layoffs at a Manitowoc-based company that
specializes in ice products will affect about 60 employees,
according to the state Department of Workforce Development.
Manitowoc Ice layoffs will take place in early December, HTR
Media reported. An official at the department said 50 workers
were laid off in August and 50 more are expected to face layoffs
Ice officials announced in March its popular ‘‘Indigo’’ line of
ice machines would be outsourced to Mexico. They said the change
would cause a majority of some 235 local machinist union members
to eventually lose their jobs.
cited global competitive factors, including reduced tariffs and
proximity to some of its biggest customers, for the move.
Ice President and CEO Glen Tellock said in May that jobs
involving the product development, engineering, marketing,
finance and service functions of other products would remain at
the Wisconsin plant.
company’s 2013 sales totaled approximately $4 billion.