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363 employees to be laid off at BRP in Sturtevant

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Posted at 5:07 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 20:40:48-04

STURTEVANT — BRP Marine Group announced Thursday that it would lay-off 363 employees from it's Sturtevant manufacturing plant, according to a letter sent from the company to the Department of Workforce Development.

BRP is a Canadian company that makes recreation vehicles and parts. It will no longer be making Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines which means those associated with that process will soon be out of a job.

"Layoffs have begun on May 27, 2020. 180 employees, who are presently on temporary furlough due to the safer in place order, have been permanently laid off on May 27, 2020. The remaining affected employees will be recalled from temporary furlough but will be gradually laid off on a permanent basis between now and the end of January 202," Jerome Fradette Vice-president HR, BRP Marine Group, said to the DWD.

The company said that all the affected employees have been notified.

Globally 650 employees have been laid off as the company reevaluates its outboard engine manufacturing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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