November 19, 2008
Appleton, Wis.-based Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has announced plans to cut 95 jobs, because of the economic downturn and slowing demand for its products. The layoffs represent about 6 percent of the company's 1,500 employees.
According to company spokesperson Vickie Rhiner, most of the job cuts will be in the Appleton area. Between now and early January, 60 office positions and 35 plant jobs will be eliminated. The company, which is owned by Illinois Tool Works, also is offering workers voluntary separation packages.