Wilson Trailer, which has a plant in Yankton, made an announcement today that it is laying off 68 workers in Iowa and Missouri. Fortunately, no lay-offs were mentioned for Yankton. Let’s hope it stays that way.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Wilson Trailer Co. is laying off 68 workers at its plants in Sioux City and Moberly, Mo., citing a slowdown in the national economy and bad weather in crop-producing states.
The Sioux City-based company produces livestock, grain, flatbed and gooseneck trailers. Demand fell this year in the wake of a multitude of bad weather, from flooding along the Missouri River to drought in some Midwest and southern states.
Human Resources Director John Kreber says the company hoped to avoid the layoffs, but the reductions became necessary. Employees were told of the decision at a meeting in late September. The layoffs are effective Oct. 31.