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Joy Global Plans to Close Orchard Street Facility

Joy Global announced plans to cease operations at its Orchard Street facility in Milwaukee. 
The plans were announced to affected employees Monday in conjunction with the mailing of a permanent notice to the 56 employees affected. 
Services now handled at Orchard Street, motor assembly and electrical wiring work for some of the company’s surface mining products, will be transitioned to other facilities in Joy Global’s worldwide network. Work at the facility is expected to conclude by April 30.  
Those affected will have access to the government resources available under the WARN Act, including resume and interview training, and access to employment finding resources. 
No other areas of Joy Global’s Milwaukee manufacturing operations are covered by this WARN notice. 
“We are doing everything we can to help our employees manage this difficult news and prepare for the upcoming closure,” said John Koetz, president of surface mining for Joy Global. “Given the state of the global commodities markets, we have to adjust our operations to make the best use of our facilities worldwide.” 
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