This morning, Caterpillar notified full-time production employees at its
There was more news today about those layoffs- 174 employees in
“These decisions are coming as we continue to look at our business and slowing demand for the products made at those facilities," CAT Spokesperson Jim Dugan said.
Of the additional 21-hundred layoffs
announced Friday, 750 come from the
“We all understand but it's tough. We all got families to feed," John Nash said.
“Someone who comes to work every day, does what he's supposed to do, and not they're laid off. It's just not right, it's not fair,” Terence Gregory said.
Dugan says the company is being forced to respond to changes in the global market, and less demand for their products.
“As commodity prices have fallen off
dramatically, we've seen a dramatic cancellation in orders, delays in order
from key customers late in 2008 and 2009,” Dugan said.