Companies announce string of layoffs

November 24, 2008

Several layoffs have been announced in the past few days, according to Indiana media outlets and notices filed with the state.

-Bluegreen Corp. of Boca Raton, Fla., is closing its Indianapolis office by Jan. 20, tossing 92 out of work. The company markets vacation time-share arrangements.

-MI Windows & Doors Inc. shuttered its plant in Lebanon last week due to the collapse of the housing industry, resulting in 133 workers losing jobs. The company is headquartered in Gratz, Penn.

-Fleetwood Enterprises Inc., a Riverside, Calif., manufacturer of recreational vehicles and trailers, is closing its plant in Crawfordsville, causing 109 to lose jobs by Jan. 19.

-Madison-based Grote Industries Inc. is seeking 45 workers to take voluntary layoffs at its plant in the southern Indiana city until the economy improves. The plant makes electronic auto parts.

-Hartford Metal Products Inc., which stamps metal motor mounts in the northeastern Indiana town, is closing, resulting in 38 workers being thrown out of jobs by Jan. 20.

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