SHADY GROVE, Pa. - Grove Worldwide will permanently lay off nearly 40 employees at its Franklin County, Pa., plant, the company announced Friday.
The giant crane and aerial manlift maker announced a reduction in its work force of 39 general administrative and indirect operations support personnel positions. The layoffs are permanent, the company said in a news release.
The layoffs are in response to efficiency improvements and a result of the integration of Grove into the Manitowoc Co., which purchased Grove Worldwide earlier this year, the news release said.
"While we continue to experience a very soft worldwide market, these actions have not affected our production work force, which is sized appropriately to meet our current build schedules," said Joel Wheeler, executive vice president and general manager of Grove Cranes.