Business notebook: Foldcraft cutting 25 positionsKenyon's largest employer had to downsize this month. Foldcraft Co. eliminated about 25 positions, making its work force roughly 200 at its Plymold plant in Kenyon and its facility in Bloomington, Minn.
By: Anne Jacobson, The Republican Eagle
Kenyon's largest employer had to downsize this month. Foldcraft Co. eliminated about 25 positions, making its work force roughly 200 at its Plymold plant in Kenyon and its facility in Bloomington, Minn.
Foldcraft manufactures cluster seating, laminate tabletops, booths and similar products for restaurants, retailers and commercial uses. The company is entirely employee-owned.
• Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the new Red Wing Shoe Store, 315 Main St. The company's largest retail outlet, the store features threes levels, more than 30,000 pairs of footwear, a museum and the world's largest boot.
• For the second year, G.I. Jobs magazine has named Xcel Energy one of the nation's 100 most "military-friendly" employers.
Published in the December edition, the annual list recognizes companies that hire and recruit veterans as well as have policies regarding employees who serve in the National Guard and reserve service.
G.I. Jobs helps provide training and career opportunities for veterans and those in transition from military to civilian employment.
• Downtown Main Street needs a few more volunteers for Friday's Holiday Stroll. The "take down" begins around 8 p.m., coordinator Nancy Knudsen said, and the more people involved, the quicker it will go. Contact her at email@example.com.