Evansville-based FLANDERS Inc. has announced a restructuring of its organization, resulting in a "global workforce reduction" of about 80 employees. The company says most of the cuts will come from the Evansville area.
FLANDERS Chief Operating Officer Allen Patterson says the decision is a response to declining market conditions in key industries such as coal mining and oil and gas. He says the company needs to plan accordingly.
"We are sensitive to the impact this restructure and workforce reduction will have on FLANDERS’ employees, their families, and the communities they serve," said Patterson. "I am confident this restructure will enable FLANDERS to continue as a sustainable business, a dependable employer, and an active member in our communities. FLANDERS is committed to our core values, producing quality products and serving customers with excellence."
The company did not say when the employees would be let go. FLANDERS has locations throughout the United States, as well as Australia, South Africa, Chile, and Canada.