Gardner Denver cuts 13 jobs

Gardner Denver says the layoff of 13 employees from its Thomas Products division Monroe plant because of supply issues is temporary.

Mark McElhinny, vice president and general manager of Thomas Products, said all of the affected employees will be brought back to work within four to six weeks.

He said language in the company's contract with its union refers to any layoffs lasting five or more days as long-term layoffs.

According to the News Star ( ), McElhinny says a supply-related issue is preventing them from running certain operations.

Gardner Denver employs about 250 full-time workers at its Monroe Air Industrial Park plant. The work force has more than tripled since the company decided to consolidate operations in Monroe beginning in 2009.

Source: KLFY