Merced ladder manufacturing plant to close

FRESNO, Calif.

Werner is closing its Merced division manufacturing operations because of what they call the "difficult economic climate."

Action News obtained a letter from the Merced City Manager to the city council announcing the closure and with it the loss of 140 production jobs.

Werner says it will review separation benefits and possible opportunities at other locations with employees on an individual basis. The company says the shut down will be complete by mid-October.

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