Minn. Ammunition Company Closing Wis. Plant

TOWN OF ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota ammunition company plans to close its plant in western Wisconsin, idling 130 workers.

ATK Ammunition says most operations at the plant on Brice Prairie will shut down in the next two months.

The announcement comes less than a year after the company added workers at the plant after bringing back a product line from overseas.

The Brice Prairie plant has been operating since the 1960s and manufactures gun cleaning products, scope mounts, targets and replacement gun stocks.

The La Crosse Tribune says ATK, based in Anoka, Minn., also plans to scale back operations at its plant in Fenton, Mo.

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One Comment

  1. G Dog says:


    Maybe Governor Walker can find them a nice, low-wage job with no benefits or job security.

  2. Bob says:

    gdogg, please move out of your mom’s basement immediately.

    1. Romney says:

      Well, he does have a point. WI has lost more jobs than any other state since he has been governor. MA has a good job record. Another reason why Walker will never be a VP selection.

      1. G Dog says:

        Wisconsin lost 12,500 jobs last year, ranking it tops among all states in lost jobs, according to revised numbers released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

        The numbers reflect non-farm jobs measured in January 2011 and this January. Just five other states registered an overall job loss in the period, with Wisconsin’s losses far outflanking everyone else. Missouri was next at 4,100 jobs lost.

        Read more: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/revised-figures-show-wisconsin-lost-most-jobs-in-nation-in/article_8b6992e4-6d52-11e1-b264-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz1qWIc3h6k

  3. G Dog says:

    Bob. Get back to work. Somebody ordered a Slurpee.

  4. Robert says:

    “The announcement comes less than a year after the company added workers at the plant after bringing back a product line from overseas.”

    You add workers and then shut the plant down?

    This is obviously upper mismanagement of the company.

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