Forum staff reports, Published January 23 2009
Recent layoffs or job cuts at major Fargo-area companiesRecent layoffs or job cuts at major Fargo-area companies
- Bobcat has told workers it plans to extend a six-week shutdown of its Bismarck and Gwinner, N.D., plants for two more weeks, until Feb. 16.
The West Fargo-based construction equipment manufacturer laid off about 2,000 employees at the two plants in mid-December.
The workers were due to return Feb. 2.
- DMI Industries, a heavy steel wind tower manufacturer with operations in West Fargo, reduced its work force by 20 percent across its West Fargo, Tulsa, Okla., and Fort Erie, Ont., facilities Jan. 5.
Sixty employees were laid off in West Fargo.
- In December, Case New Holland announced it would shut down a Fargo production line, resulting in 10 weeks of job layoffs scattered from January through April.
The temporary shutdowns were in response to slack demand for construction equipment made at the plant. The company never released how many employees were affected.