Italian-owned CNH Industrial manufacturers tractors at the Mount Pleasant plant. Prause said the company made the cuts to its workforce in response to a downturn in market conditions.
Workers at the plant were told on Feb. 27 about the indefinite layoffs, which are expected to begin in March and be completed in April. Layoffs were also announced in Fargo, North Dakota and in Grand Island, Neb. In total, including the Racine layoffs, 316 people will be let go.
This is the second round of layoffs to happen in three months. On Nov. 21, 150 people lost their job.