Gehl latest OEM to cut staff

The company this week put off 62 of its US salaried workforce and 19 casual staff, which came as a result of the softening economy and a slump in construction equipment sales, according to the Milwaukee-based Business Journal newspaper.The newspaper said the majority of the affected salaried staff were based at the company’s US headquarters in West Bend, Wisconsin, while the casual staff affected were mostly based at the company’s factory in Madison, South Dakota.“Like many companies in the equipment industry, Gehl continues to monitor and respond to the ongoing market challenges, including the prospect of significantly lower revenue for 2009,” Gehl president Malcolm Moore told the paper. “Unfortunately, our current outlook has necessitated the laying off of some very talented people.”

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