Freightliner to close WI fire truck plant

| 10/1/2002

Freightliner, the truck manufacturing arm of DaimlerChrysler AG, will close its Wisconsin fire truck manufacturing plant, resulting in the loss of about 155 jobs, the company said in a filing with the state, Reuters reports.

The Shawano, WI, facility will close in March 2003 and its operations will be consolidated into other facilities within the company's American LaFrance fire truck division, according to the filing.

Federal rules require large employers that want to close a facility to give at least 60 days' notice to a state's dislocated worker unit.