Cardinal Solar Technologies cuts 53 jobs

A Cardinal Glass Industries factory in Mazomanie that makes tempered glass used in solar panels will lay off 53 people beginning Sunday, the company announced.

Cardinal Solar Technologies announced the layoff in a filing with the state Department of Workforce Development.

The plant is a subsidiary of Cardinal Glass Industries of Eden Prairie, Minn. The Mazomanie facility opened in 2009 to take glass produced at Cardinal’s glass factory in Portage and does the work of grinding, drilling and heating strengthening to temper glass used in the manufacturing of solar panels.

In its notice to the state, Cardinal cited “unforeseeable business circumstances” as the reason for the layoff.

Under state law, employers with 50 or more employees must give 60 days notice before a mass layoff or closing.

Source: JS Online