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Great Dane to lay off 67 in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Great Dane Trailers is announcing the temporary shut down of its plant in Jonesboro and the layoff of 67 employees.

Company officials say the moves are because of a continued drop in trailer orders - but that they hope to eventually bring the employees back to work.

The layoffs are to begin Oct. 15.

The Jonesboro plant produces dry-freight van trailers, which the company says is the segment of the truck trailer business hardest hit during the recession.

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