AUBURN – A company that had endeared itself to Auburn and surrounding communities for its civic involvement and willingness to share is metal craftsmanship, told employees today it plans to cease all operations at the Auburn manufacturing facility by Oct. 1.
Employees were notified that their employment will be continued until at least Aug. 17.
Letter: “The precise date of your termination will be determined by operational needs.”
Auburn Administrative Assistant Kim Beger said she attended an Ariens announcement today.
She said the company has offered employees an opportunity to relocate to its Brillion, Wisc., headquarters.
The company purchased Auburn Consolidated Industries in 2007 and currently has about 120 employees in Auburn.
Ariens is not only Nemaha County’s largest manufacturer, but Auburn officials consider it a great community partner.
The company designed and fabricated materials for the disc golf course and made a $25,000 donation to establish a Nature Explore Classroom in Auburn.
In addition to outdoor power equipment and zero-turn mowers, Ariens craftsman built the heritage tree in Brownville.