is recalling about 300 workers and doubling production at its
heavy-duty truck plant in Madison, TN. The upswing reverses
a string of layoffs and production slowdowns that have hit the
facility in recent years.
100 former workers, many of which were laid off more than one
year ago, reportedly have been recalled in recent days. The
plant expects to bring back at least another 200 employees in
the next month, bringing its total work force to about 800.
production has been boosted from 16 trucks per day to 22, according
to a published report. The plant intends to increase production
to 36 trucks per day in the next four weeks.
the production jump, assembly rates at the plant are still well
below its peak of 70 units per day in April 2000.