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7/6/2018 3:27:00 PM
Two Elkhart companies announce layoffs

Matthew Straw, Elkhart Truth

ELKHART — Two companies, New Flyer of America and Diversified Machine Bristol LLC, have announced they will lay off nearly 175 employees in Elkhart County in the months ahead.

In a notice with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Illinois-based New Flyer of America said nearly 80 employees will be out of work when the plant closes April 5.

New Flyer, a subsidiary of Winnipeg, Manitoba-based NFI Group Inc., did not provide a reason for the plant closure. 

In its notice, the company said employees are not represented by a union and do not have bumping rights.

The Elkhart facility, 4600 Wyland Drive, is one of several across North America for New Flyer. The company specializes in the manufacturing of heavy-duty transit buses and motorcoaches and the distribution of aftermarket parts.

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