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Boat production plant lays off 206 workers

Leisure Properties LLC announced the temporary layoff of about 206 workers at its West Frankfort production facility. Leisure Properties LLC announced the temporary layoff of about 206 workers at its West Frankfort production facility.
Leisure Properties cites "unusual and calamitous weather patterns throughout large areas of the United States" that have caused an unpredictable downturn in the boating market. Leisure Properties cites "unusual and calamitous weather patterns throughout large areas of the United States" that have caused an unpredictable downturn in the boating market.
Leisure Properties anticipates the layoffs to be temporary. Leisure Properties anticipates the layoffs to be temporary.
WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) -

More than 200 Crownline Boats employees will be out of a job on June 17.

Leisure Properties LLC announced the temporary layoff of about 206 workers at its West Frankfort production facility.

The layoffs will begin June 17.

Leisure Properties cites "unusual and calamitous weather patterns throughout large areas of the United States" that have caused an unpredictable downturn in the boating market.

Crownline Boats manufactures 18 and 34 foot stern drive boats.

Leisure Properties anticipates the layoffs to be temporary.

Crownline will keep some personnel to provide ongoing service and support to existing customers and it Crownline Dealer Network.

Crownline has had a history of delaying production due to economic concerns. Crownline held a ribbon cutting in 2009 to celebrate new ownership and plans to re-open. In December 2011, the facility had a small fire that closed the facility for a day.

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