moving some of its work from Wisconsin to Mississippi
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Small
engine manufacturer Kohler Co. is eliminating 600 jobs in Wisconsin
as it transfers some of its work to Mississippi but the affected
workers are getting employment elsewhere in the company.
A Milwaukee newspaper reports Kohler said in a statement it is
offering "alternative jobs in Wisconsin" to impacted workers as the
company closes its engine division in Sheboygan County.
Meanwhile, Kohler plans to hire 250 people over the next two years
in Hattiesburg, Mississippi at a facility that will assemble
gasoline-powered engines. The company is investing $15 million at
the new plant.
The union that represents workers at Kohler says 280 production jobs
and 320 administrative positions are being cut in Sheboygan County
but no one is losing their jobs.