Wire-Maker Says it Will Idle Clark County Operation

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(Image of the Scottsburg facility courtesy of Tokusen U.S.A. Inc.) (Image of the Scottsburg facility courtesy of Tokusen U.S.A. Inc.)
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A Japanese-owned manufacturing supplier says it will idle its plant in Scottsburg. In a notice to the state, TOKUSEN U.S.A. Inc. says the 62 layoffs associated with the decision are expected to be permanent.

The company anticipates layoffs will start in September, but they could be delayed until December. TUI says severance packages for displaced workers are possible and it plans to work with the state to provide information on potential insurance, job placement assistance and training opportunities.

"At this time," the TUI said its a notice to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, "employees should consider any layoff to be permanent. As part of an organized effort to idle the plant, TUI may retain some positions longer than others; however, once production ceases, no TUI employee who is laid off should count on being recalled to employment with the company."

TOKUSEN KOGYO Ltd. of Japan has been in business for more than 80 years and produces metal wiring for industries including automotive, appliances, industrial equipment, semiconductors, solar cells, office equipment and medical devices. The company launched its U.S. subsidiary in 1989. The North American headquarters is located in Arkansas.

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