W R Case lays off 45 additional associates

caselogoReporting some knife collector news is not fun and this “news” is one of those. Last week, Case announced its third round of lay-offs this year. As reported in the Bradford Era, last Thursday Case laid off an additional 45 associates.

The culprit of the 154 layoffs is the current economic conditions we are in the middle of here in the US. Folks have tightened their belts and are holding off on buying non-necessities, even to the point of purchasing fewer knives.

“Reducing our work forces is an unfortunate outcome of the current economic environment. We will continue to evaluate our staffing needs until the economy regains strength.” said Chief Executive Officer Tom Arrowsmith in the release put out by the company the end of last week and as reported in the Bradford paper.

Case is continuing to develop new knife offerings to stimulate sales and hopes it will be in a position to bring back these associates in the future.

Published in: on July 9, 2009 at 10:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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W R Case lays off workers

WR Case Lays Off 31 Factory Workers

As reported on wbrrfm.com– W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. has laid off 31 employees, all factory associates. Case communications manager Fred Feightner says because of the economy, they have had to adjust their business plan. He says the biggest problem is attitude – people and dealers are afraid to spend money right now. Feightner says the company doesn’t foresee any more layoffs, but it all depends on the economy.

Published in: on February 3, 2009 at 6:01 pm  Comments (2)  
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