Thule Reduces Workforce at SportRack Facility

Effective December 29, 2006, Thule will lay off 33 employees, the majority of which work in production, at its SportRack facility in Granby, Quebec, Canada. The decision to downsize is due in part to plans to transfer some of the manufacturing of SportRack products to its Seymour, CT, and Chicago, IL, facilities, the company said.
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Seymour, CT- Effective December 29, 2006, Thule will lay off 33 employees, the majority of which work in production, at its SportRack facility in Granby, Quebec, Canada. The decision to downsize is due in part to plans to transfer some of the manufacturing of SportRack products to its Seymour, CT, and Chicago, IL, facilities, the company said.

Thule met individually with each of the affected employees today to inform them of the news. In addition to the 8 weeks of notice required by applicable law, Thule is offering exit packages to the employees who stay with the company through the end of the notice period.

SportRack was acquired by Thule in September of this year.

Thule Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary within the Thule Group. It is the leading US manufacturer of car rack products, with production sites in Seymour, Connecticut and Chicago, Illinois. Thule's product line features multi-purpose roof racks, roof top boxes, rear mount racks, and accessories for outdoor equipment including bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, and surfboards. For more information visit www.thule.com.

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