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Mainship cutting jobs at Midway plant
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Mainship Corp. recently announced it will shift production of its Pilot and Trawler models from its Midway plant to the main manufacturing facility of its parent company, Luhrs Marine Group, in St. Augustine, Fla.
The two Mainship models will now be produced alongside the company’s flagship four-foot and 43-foot range with production slated to begin in August.  
According to Mainship Vice President Jim Krueger, “The change was necessitated by current economic conditions that are affecting the entire industry. This adjustment will enable us to strengthen our operating results and maintain our number one volume position in the global trawler market.”    
The company expects to transfer up to 15 production employees to the St. Augustine operation, while maintaining a staff of six at the Midway plant to accommodate select production support work and operation of Mainship’s corporate offices.
In addition, the company will provide out-placement services for those affected by the furlough.
“While we are disappointed that we must take measures that impact our Midway team, we fully expect to return production to capacity when market conditions improve,” Krueger said.  
Mainship Corp., an employee ownership company, is a part of the Luhrs Marine Group and the builder of ttrawler-style yachts in the world.
Its line of comfortable cruising boats from 30 to 43 feet is renowned for classic traditional styling, elegant simplicity and superior value.
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