PORT WASHINGTON — Manitowoc
Cranes LLC informed the Department of Workforce Development on
Monday that it will close its facility in Port Washington, which
will affect about 80 employees.
Those layoffs are expected
to take place in stages from approximately June 2 through Aug.
1, according to the announcement.
Manitowoc Cranes operates
the manufacturing facility at 1190 Mineral Springs Drive in Port
Washington. DWD's regional workforce partner, the
Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board, will
provide Rapid Response services to affected workers.
No reason was provided in
the letter to the state about Manitowoc Cranes’ decision to
close the facility.
The company is one of the
world’s largest providers of lifting equipment for the