A Clear Lake manufacturer is planning to layoff workers next year. Larson Manufacturing officials say they’ll be shutting down the plant’s second shift indefinitely starting in January, impacting about 60 workers at the storm door manufacturer.

Larson C.E.O. Jeff Rief said in a statement that the stagnant economy has not shown clear signs of improving and they need to bring capacity down to meet the size of the market demand. The company plans to work with state and local officials and agencies to help those impacted by the announcement find new opportunities.

By Bob Fisher, KGLO, Mason City