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Hoosier COVID-19 layoffs continue

Hendrickson has a facility in Kendallville. (photo courtesy of Hendrickson)

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — News of layoffs at companies throughout the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic are coming in on a near-daily basis. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development on Monday posted several notices of layoffs affecting more than 300 workers.

Minnesota-based Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) says it plans to permanently close its facility in Syracuse, impacting more than 100 employees. The company says it expects the closure to take effect in the first half of July, though the first round of layoffs will take place this week.

Illinois-based automotive parts supplier Hendrickson has announced plans to temporarily close its facility in Kendalville with 103 employees being laid off. The company says the closure is expected to last for one week.

The COVID-19 pandemic is also affecting the business of Agrati Inc., which has its U.S. corporate office in Illinois. The fastening components manufacturer says it will permanently lay off nine employees and temporarily furlough 42 more at its Valparaiso facility. The company says it expects the move to last less than six months.

Additionally, Warsaw-based Wildman Business Group says it is conducting a temporary mass layoff affecting 48 employees in the Kosciusko County city. The company, which also has a presence in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and South Bend, did not provide an estimated time for resuming operations in Warsaw.