Ariens is a company that was initially founded in 1933. The company manufacturers lawn and snow equipment. According to the company’s website, it employs more than 1,400 specialists. On June 19, 2018, the company submitted a WARN notification with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. According to that letter, the company intends to close its Janesville, Wisconsin facility. The facility is located at 401 South Wright Road.
The company has already initiated the process of winding down operations at the facility and it anticipates that the closure will be completed on or before December 31, 2018. The company will continue to employ five employees at remote locations until no later than March 31, 2019. As a result of the closure, the company will be carrying out layoffs. The closure is expected to be permanent and 141 out of 143 employees will be impacted. The letter explains that two employees resigned before the notice.
The company expects the terminations to begin by August 31, 2018 and cease sometime between January 1, 2019 and March 31, 2019. The full WARN notification can be found here.