Kawasaki Announces Temporary Lay-Offs

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Plant manager Mike Boyle says in an e-mail to the Lincoln newspaper that one of the company's suppliers made a number of structural rail car parts incorrectly and that parts en route from Japan are also incorrect.

Boyle says the supplier can't replenish the right parts in time because of work stoppages in Japan related of earthquake damage.

The company plans to start calling back employees on May 2, and Boyle expects all the workers back and full production to resume by May 31.

Kawasaki has roughly 1,500 people working at the passenger rail car plant and an adjacent plant building utility and recreational vehicles.

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