N. Ind. trailer maker laying off more than 100



MIDDLEBURY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana cargo trailer maker has informed the state it is laying off at least 106 workers.

The Indianapolis Business Journal and The Indianapolis Star report that Pace American Enterprises Inc. told the Indiana Department of Workforce Development about the layoffs at its plant in Middlebury in a letter this week.

The notice said many of the layoffs already have occurred. The company says it has laid off a total of 250 employees at locations in Indiana, Georgia, Texas, Utah and Oregon.

A federal judge has granted three creditors’ request to pursue an involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation against Pace American. Court documents say the three are owed a total of $1.24 million.

A recording on Middlebury plant’s phone line said the plant was closed Thursday.