More layoffs at Duluth-based Cirrus
Duluth, Minn. — (AP) - More layoffs for Duluth-based plane manufacturer Cirrus Design Corp.
The company laid off 105 people Tuesday -- 75 at its Duluth plant, 30 at its plant in Grand Forks, N.D.
The latest cuts amount to about 9 percent of Cirrus' workforce.
Company president and chief operating officer Brent Wouter says the workforce now stands at "just above 1,100."
He says the cuts are part of a long-term effort to increase efficiencies at the two plants in the face of lowering demand worldwide for Cirrus' aircraft.
In early September, Cirrus laid off about 7 percent of its workforce - 71 employees in Duluth and 29 in Grand Forks.
Information from: Grand Forks Herald, http://www.grandforksherald.com
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