Adams County semi trailer builder could lay off half of its workforce

MONROE, Ind. (WANE) — An Adams County semi trailer manufacturer is planning to lay off more than half of its workforce.

Strick Trailers of Monroe said in a WARN Notice to the state that a “lack of solid, new customer orders” has forced it to consider the possibility of a mass layoff. Strick Trailers may lay off “more than 50% of our workforce” around the week of July 6, the notice said.

“We are aggressively exploring possibilities to fill our schedule which would eliminate the need for a layoff,” the notice read. “We do believe our country’s fight against COVID-19, and the uncertainty surrounding the general economy that results from this fight, has played a significant role in the decrease in the demand for our products that we are seeing. It is impossible to predict with certainty how long this will all take.”

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police responded to a reported stabbing that left one person with serious injuries.

It happened shortly after midnight in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue, between Broadway and Indiana Avenue.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Over the past few weeks, people have expressed their feelings about police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement through protests and petitions. Some have also turned to art to encourage people to keep the conversation going.

When Black Lives Matter protests started happening around the country, Mariah James felt they were being misrepresented in the media as violent. She wanted to show what the protests looked like based on photos she had seen of protests in Fort Wayne, so she put paint to canvas.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – When WANE 15 first came into contact with some of these business owners they were frustrated.

Some had to close their doors, file for unemployment for the first time, and try to get different small business loans. Now they are back open and WANE 15 caught up with them to see how everything is going.

Post time: Jun-22-2020