Details Emerge on Harman Cuts

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A global audio technology manufacturer has detailed the timeline for layoffs in Elkhart. Connecticut-based Harman International Industries Inc. (NYSE: HAR) says between April and the end of June, more than 100 employees will lose jobs.

WSBT-TV in Mishawaka first reported on the layoffs in July, saying the cuts were part of a consolidation of some production and warehousing operations to California and Mexico. In a notice to the Indiana Department of Work Force Development, Harman International says the first round of 41 layoffs will begin April 5 and wrap up two weeks later. The remaining 61 will be laid off between June 16 and June 30.

In November, Samsung Electronics announced the $8 billion acquisition of Harman. The global manufacturer says Harman will be a standalone subsidiary.

The Connecticut-based company acquired Crown Audio in Elkhart in 2000.

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