Kohler Co. may cut 90 jobs as engine manufacturing moves to Mississippi
Kohler Co. may cut 90 jobs as it moves assembly of engines out of Kohler, the firm told state officials Friday.
The company said it is trying to place the low-seniority workers in other jobs at its Sheboygan County manufacturing complex, but that a slowdown in housing and other sectors of the economy had affected the number of open positions. Kohler Co.'s extensive manufacturing of bathroom and kitchen fixtures is tightly tied to the housing market.
The firm said early this year that it would move engine production to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, eliminating 325 jobs in Wisconsin. Many of the people in those positions apparently have gotten other jobs with the company.