Kohler announces layoffs

Dozens of Region Eight workers will need to look for new jobs.

The Kohler Company announced Wednesday it will layoff 41 workers at its Searcy plant.

The company, which makes kitchen and bathroom fixtures, said the layoffs will include production and administration positions.

In a statement to the press, Kohler said the layoffs are a "cost containment strategy" to bring the business in line with decreasing sales.