Sheboygan Falls-based Richardson Industries Inc. has notified the state Department of Workforce Development that it will shutter its truss manufacturing plant in De Pere and lay off 18 employees there.
The company, which operates retail furniture, building products and yacht interiors divisions, will begin laying off employees Feb. 17, according to its notification to the state earlier this month.
The article goes on to say that the company would make wood products used in construction, like tresses. Sadly, due to Walker's budget and policy decisions, the state's economy is tanking fast and people don't have the money to buy or build new houses, which hurt companies like this.
And before some Walker apologist says that it's "only 18 jobs," which is relatively small, except for the people who are losing their jobs and their families who relied on them to keep them housed and fed.