SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WI – Richardson Industries Inc. announced it has laid off 18 production employees from its yacht interiors plant, according to The Sheboygan Press. Gary Kane, president of Richardson Yacht Interiors, said the boating industry as a whole is being hit hard by the economic downturn and a lack of credit for consumers looking to purchase high-end recreational boats. The layoffs bring the division's total workforce to about 40 employees, down from its high of about 60 this summer. Richardson Industries employs about 300 workers across its three main divisions — Richardson Lumber Co., Richco Structures and Richardson Yacht Interiors. Read more.

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