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EXCEL INDUSTRIES REDUCES PRODUCTION WORKFORCE BY 270 EMPLOYEES
Rural Lifestyle Dealer reports:

Excel Industries is announcing a reorganization that includes a reduction of its workforce at its manufacturing facility in Hesston, Kan., by approximately 270 production positions, effective immediately. The company will continue operating both a first and second shift.

Excel says the streamlining in its production facility follows 3 years of unprecedented growth as the company more than doubled in size. To meet marketplace needs, hundreds of employees were hired and Excel invested tens of millions of dollars in improvements to its manufacturing facility. While marketplace demand for the company's turf care products continues to increase, the pace has normalized in 2017. After successfully increasing product inventory to meet demand, the company says it must now right-size the organization for sustainable growth.