Kauffman Engineering has announced plans to lay off more than 60 employees and shutter its Lebanon-based facilities. In a notice to the state, the company cited ongoing supply chain and labor disruption issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for its decision.
Kaufmann manufactures wire harness and cable assemblies. The company says the current pandemic situation has significantly impacted its business.
Kauffman says it will permanently close its facilities located at 701 Ransdell Road and 202 Mt. Zion Road in Lebanon. The facilities currently employ 62 full-time employees.
The firm says it expects 47 employees will be permanently laid off in January and another 11 employees will be laid off in mid-March. Four employees will be offered internal positions within the company.
According to the notice, positions and departments affected include back assembly, clerical, front assembly, molding, plt1 labor, final inspection, salaries – overhead, setup, shipping and receiving, solders, supervisors, terminating, and wire cutting.
Kauffman says there are no active union participants within the facility and there are no applicable bumping rights.