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Humvee maker cutting 300 jobs at Indiana factory

January 17, 2011

AM General plans to lay off 300 workers from the northern Indiana factory that makes Humvees for the military.

Company spokeswoman Celeste Ross says the jobs cuts at the Mishawaka were needed because the military has been ordering fewer of the hulking all-terrain vehicles. The new round of layoffs will start Feb. 14 and follow the layoffs of about 250 workers a year ago.

Ross told WNDU-TV that the company is stabilizing its production rate and expects that to remain steady for the foreseeable future.

WSBT-TV reported the company also is optimistic that it could add hundreds of jobs as production starts on a wheelchair accessible vehicle known as MV-1 that runs on compressed natural gas.

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