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Layoffs at Arkansas Plant

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - More than 260 workers at Superior Industries wheel plants in Fayetteville and Rogers have been laid off, and the company says both plants will be idle until Jan. 11.

Company chief financial officer Erika Turner says the layoffs and shutdown happened after Ford and Chrysler announced extended holiday shutdowns.

The Rogers factory turns out wheels for the Ford Mustang, Escort and Toyota Matrix. The Fayetteville plant makes wheels mostly for General Motors autos.

In June, the two plants had about 1,600 workers. In August, the company said it would lay off 65 workers and not fill another 90 positions. The most recent announcement affects 172 workers in Fayetteville and 96 workers in Rogers.

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