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Batesville Casket laying off 100
Written by Staff Report   
Monday, January 16, 2012 10:41 PM

Batesville Casket Company will be shutting down its second shift at the Doll facility.

The announcement was made by corporate executives late Friday afternoon, Jan. 13, at the plant.

It’s a reduction of 9 percent of the Batesville workforce, which means about 100 people, and will be effective in March. There will be a small increase of employees at the other metal plant in Manchester, Tenn. The net result is a 2 percent impact on the North American workforce, according to WRBI radio 103.9.

Company officials said the shut down is a result of the burial volume decrease, and current market conditions that demand a shift in production between both Batesville and Manchester facilities.


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