Engineering firm to close two Lebanon facilities, lay off 62 employees

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Kauffman Engineering LLC has announced plans to lay off more than 60 employees and close its Lebanon-based facilities.

In a notice to the state, the Lebanon-based company cited ongoing supply chain and labor disruption issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic as the reasons for its decision.

Kaufmann manufactures wire harness and cable assemblies. Beyond Lebanon, it maintains facilities in Oregon, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, North Carolina, Virginia and Mexico, as well as Logansport, Indiana.

Kauffman says it will permanently close its facilities located at 701 Ransdell Road and 202 Mt. Zion Road in Lebanon. The facilities currently employ 62 full-time employees.

The firm says it expects 47 employees to be permanently laid off in January and another 11 employees will be laid off in mid-March. Four employees will be offered internal positions within the company.

According to the notice, positions and departments affected include back assembly, clerical, front assembly, molding, final inspection, shipping and receiving, solders, supervisors and wire cutting.

Kauffman says there are no active union participants within the facility and no applicable bumping rights.

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