OEM layoffs include 35 workers

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

Statement from OEM Fabricators:

OEM Fabricators, Inc. has seen a slowdown from a few customers due to industry demands and seasonal adjustments and as a result we are experiencing a temporary downturn in our business.  This is something that most businesses deal with at some time during the course of a year and we are busy quoting additional possible work for the company. 

In response OEM has decided to put in place a layoff of some Team Members to realign our Team to the expected needs of our anticipated workload. 

These measures will help us reduce our costs over the next couple of months.  Our hope is that our efforts to bring in new work and increase current work from our existing customers is successful so we can begin asking laid off Team Members to return as soon as possible.

WOODVILLE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Almost three-dozen people at a business that creates parts for several types of manufacturers are out of a job.

OEM Fabricators says the 35 layoffs include workers from their four locations: Baldwin, Neillsville, Woodville, and Prentice. There's no word on how many workers from each plant, but the company says the layoffs happened a couple of weeks ago. There are also nearly ten workers who were laid off temporarily. The company says it's because of a slowdown in the construction, mining, oil, and gas industries.

OEM has a total of 420 workers at the four plants. The employees had taken pay cuts. The remaining workers will now receive their full wages.

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