Ind. trailer maker laying off some Utahns

Sep 22 2011 - 8:13pm

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. -- A northern Indiana cargo trailer maker has informed Indiana state officials it is laying off at least 106 employees, some of whom work in Utah.

Pace American Enterprises Inc. told the Indiana Department of Workforce Development about the layoffs at its plant in Middlebury in a letter this week.

The notice said many of the layoffs already have occurred. The company says it has laid off a total of 250 employees at locations in Utah, Indiana, Georgia, Texas and Oregon.

A federal judge has granted three creditors' request to pursue an involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation against Pace American. Court documents say the three are owed a total of $1.24 million.

A recording on Middlebury plant's phone line said the plant was closed Thursday.

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