Allison Transmission lands $162M government contract, cuts 272 jobs
The company, which shut down some of its production lines beginning March 30, said the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing it to cut 272 jobs.Read More
Asbury Automotive furloughs 215 employees at local car dealerships
Asbury, which has eight Indianapolis-area dealerships, said it’s furloughing 2,300 employees across its 10-state operating footprint due to a sharp drop-off in sales and service revenue.Read More
Cummins to suspend production at southern Indiana plants
The engine-maker says it will close three Columbus manufacturing sites and one in Seymour until May 4. The news comes a day after the company announced that it would temporarily reduce the salaries of its U.S. employees by 10% to 25%.Read More
Two out-of-state financial services firms have acquired the assets of former Celadon Group Inc. affiliate 19th Capital Group in a deal that will allow the Indianapolis-based company to continue operating with a reduced workforce rather than shutting down as previously planned.
Allison said it’s suspending some of its local production lines because the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted supply chains and weakened customer demand.
State and federal authorities have expanded the eligibility for unemployment benefits significantly, meaning if you’re out of work and didn’t qualify under the old rules, you likely will now.
BWI Group—also known as BeijingWest Industries Co.—said the layoffs are necessary because Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered all non-essential businesses closed and because the Ford plants it supplies have shut down their production lines.
The Fresh Cut operation at Caito’s main campus at 3120 N. Post Road cuts and packages fresh produce for distribution to retailers.
The Indianapolis-based asset financing and fleet management company notified state officials this week that it will permanently close its operations late next month, eliminating all of its employees.
New owner Timken Co. plans to consolidate the local plant’s operations in Illinois. Diamond Chain was founded in 1890 as the Indianapolis Chain & Stamping Co., originally to produce chains for the nation’s fast-growing bicycle industry.
The company said it expects to reduce its annual spending by about $22 million by the end of 2020 as a result, investing about half of that savings into various technology and growth initiatives.
A company that made kitchen products in Indiana for 117 years has failed to find a buyer and won’t resume local production.
Cummins said the layoffs are part of a wider effort to trim up to $300 million in costs in response to a slowdown in sales demand.
Connecticut-based Stanley Black & Decker said last month that it was planning to cut $200 million in annual costs “from headcount actions across the company as well as executing some footprint rationalization opportunities.”
More than 100 nursing aides, activities coordinators, cooks and other workers at two Indianapolis senior communities could lose their jobs by mid-October when the properties are sold, owner Justus Rental Properties Inc. said.
The company said in a statement the closure would help it “reduce complexity, improve efficiency and enhance customer service.”
KGP Telecommunications LLC says a major customer recently reduced its business with the firm, necessitating the layoffs at two Warsaw facilities.
Less than three years after acquiring a manufacturer of metal components with operations in Muncie, JD Norman Industries Inc. has decided to close the facility and terminate its 130 employees in December.
The two manufacturing facilities in northern Indiana plan to end operations in August and April, respectively.
Employees have been notified that their jobs will be eliminated in phases beginning in August and concluding Oct. 31.