Danfoss Lays Off Workers Due To Industry Slow-Down

Wed, 08/24/2011 - 9:13am

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — An international compressor manufacturer has laid off 100 workers at its Arkadelphia factory because of a seasonal slow-down in the industry.

Danfoss Scroll Technologies said in a statement the layoffs of 60 full-time employees and all temporary workers were effective this past Thursday. Officials said they had to adjust the business in order to secure its long-term success.

Danfoss Scroll general manager Paul Dean told the Arkadelphia Siftings Herald that about 40 temporary workers were affected and about 400 people are still employed.

The statement also said officials have eliminated the factory's third-shift in production and will operate with one shift in assembly and one in machining.

The company also has implemented productivity improvement efforts to ensure it is price-competitive in the residential air conditioning market.



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