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Walker announces company layoffs


April 6, 2009
By Mike Jiggens

Walker Manufacturing Ltd. has laid off 10 per cent of its work force as a means of dealing with the troubled economy.

Based in Fort Collins, Colo., the company manufactures commercial mowers for the landscape contracting market. It marks the first company layoff since the 1980s. In addition, Walker is shutting down its plant for three weeks this month in addition to its traditional three-week shutdown in the summer.

The layoff has shrunk Walker's work force to 148.

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