News: Medford - Hurd Millwork Hour Reduction (13 Mar 1969)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 3/14/2019
Hurd Millwork Corp., Medford’s largest wood working industry has a backlog of orders to assure capacity production, but it is feeling the pinch of a severe shortage of western pine - a nationwide plight in the woodworking industry.
Claude Bormann, president of the industry, said Tuesday that the corporation has been forced to reduce its hours to a 40 hour week and cut the work force from 313 to 296 plant employees.
“Anytime that incoming shipments warrant doing so,” Bormann added, “the normal 45-hour week will be resumed and the layoffs recalled. It is not a case of shortage of orders, but rather the lack of materials.”
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