Fairmount Santrol is laying off 55 employees at three locations in western Wisconsin, according to filings with the state Department of Workforce Development.
The cuts affect plants in Menomonie (N5628 580th St.), Hager City (N1464 770th St.) and Maiden Rock (W3302 Highway 35 S.). Thirty-nine were laid off in Maiden Rock, 13 in Menomonie and three in Hager City. Seven were salaried positions, and 48 were hourly.
“The layoff has been prompted by organizational restructuring and a reduction in business operations,” the company said in the filings. Fairmount Santrol said the duration of the layoffs is not known but could be permanent.
Chesterland, Ohio-based Fairmount Santrol provides sand and sand-based products used by oil and gas exploration and production companies.
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