Kawasaki is offering a buyout package to 320 workers at its plant in Lincoln, Neb., which produces ATVs and PWC. A total of about 2,000 workers are employed at the plant, according to a company press release.
“Rapidly declining sales” of recreational and utility products prompted the buyout. If not enough employees take the buyout, Kawasaki will “be forced to terminate some employees,” the company stated in the release.
Workers already have been working short weeks and will continue to do so for the next several months.
No further comment on the situation is expected until Friday, May 22.