SHADY GROVE, Pa. â€“ Â Several employees at Manitowoc Crane Group, one of Franklin County’s largestemployers, are facing layoffs, a spokesperson confirmed.
Fewer than 100 employees are affected by the layoffs at the company’s Shady Grove crane plant,Â according to Brian Smith, the plant’s director of human resources. The job cuts are indefinite, he said.
Smith would not offer a specific number of employeeswho would be laid off.
The layoffs are a result of the current “economic conditions” the company is facing in the markets it serves, according to Smith.
“We do not anticipate any other negative adjustments at this time,” he said.
Mike Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corporation, said the layoffs areÂ “due in part to the cyclical nature of the business and softened demand in the marketplace.”
It is expected that the company’s employment will recover as the economy does, Ross said.
Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:49 pm | Updated: 10:03 pm, Wed Dec 17, 2014.