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Skyline to Close Halstead, Kan., Housing Plant

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September 18, 2009 by   Leave a Comment

The Skyline Homes Inc. plant in Halstead, Kan., is closing Nov. 18, with 82 workers to be laid off, according to the Associated Press.

Skyline Homes Inc., which builds manufactured homes, is a division of Skyline Corp., based in Elkhart, Ind.

Tom McGillicuddy, vice president of human resources, referred to a statement saying the company notified employees Wednesday (Sept. 16) and has filed the appropriate paperwork under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. McGillicuddy said the company was “working with employees” to notify them but would not elaborate, according to The Kansan, Newton, Kan.

Under the WARN Act, an employer must give notice if an employment site or one or more facilities or operating units within an employment site will be shut down, and the shutdown will result in an employment loss for 50 or more employees during any 30-day period, according to the Department of Labor Web site. This does not count employees who have worked less than six months in the last 12 months or employees who work an average of less than 20 hours a week for that employer.

Skyline Corp., which also manufactures RVs, has 15 operating divisions in 10 states across the country, according to its website.

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