Club Car lays off 50 workers

Club Car laid off 50 workers globally today, 40 from its facility in Evans, the company announced this afternoon.

Club Car CEO Gary Michel said the personnel reductions came from “all levels and all functions” of the golf car manufacturing company.

Club Car, a division of Ingersoll Rand, employs 900 people globally with 850 of them in Augusta.

Mr. Michel said the company had shed some of its payroll through attrition over the last year and hired fewer temporary workers to operate the manufacturing plant.

“The market environment has been softer than we would have hoped it would be. The business is fine, but our revenue numbers are down. We felt we had to do appropriate things, not just people actions, but there are cost reductions around the business,” Mr. Michel explained.

The company is helping displaced workers with professional placement services and a severance package.

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