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Brodhead company announces layoffs

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Gazette Staff
October 29, 2008
— Woodbridge Group, a supplier to the General Motors plant in Janesville, has notified the state that it will lay off 70 workers.

Woodbridge is a global provider of urethane products to the automotive and commercial transportation, construction, packaging and consumer goods sectors. It supplies the Janesville plant with foam for seats.


The layoffs will not affect the entire company, which reportedly had 150 employees in June.


GM announced earlier this month that it will end production of full-size sport utility vehicles in Janesville on Dec. 23.


The production cessation is expected to eliminate more than 2,000 jobs at GM and area suppliers.


The state’s Department of Workforce Development and the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board have formed a rapid response team to work with workers dislocated by Woodbridge and the other companies.



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