Gardner Denver cutting 30 jobs in Quincy
1 year, 2 months ago
Company announces $8 million expansion in Sedalia, Mo.
Gardner-Denver Machinery, Inc., announced today that the closure of IPGA operations at the company’s Quincy, Illinois facility means the addition of those operations at the Sedalia plant, located at 305 N. State Fair Blvd., with a completion date of May 15.
Quincy compressor manufacturing, locomotive, double-acting and all other types of reciprocating air compressors and components, the Quincy Distribution Center and packaging operations will be coming to Sedalia very soon, according to company official Paul Dick.
Engineering manager David Wolf thanked the Missouri Department of Economic Development (represented by Mike Downing and Tony Grandison) for incentive packages to help assist with the decision, as well as Sedalia Mayor Elaine Horn, Presiding Commissioner John Meehan, Linda Christle, executive director of EDSPC, and the well over 200 employees of Gardner-Denver’s Sedalia plant.
From KHQA News:
Gardner Denver's Quincy workforce will lose 30 manufacturing positions in mid-May, the company's chief financial officer confirmed today.
Employees at the Quincy plant were told today that their positions consolidated into a yet-unannounced facility in the Midwest, Michael Larsen, vice-president and CFO of the company said.
“This has been a very difficult decision for us,” Larsen said. “It's got nothing to do with the individual employees. We're consolidating our manufacturing footprint in North America.”
Workers at the affected facility build compressor components for locomotives.
There are roughly 40 employees who are affected by the shuttering of the compressor facility.