A factory in north-central Iowa is making cuts in staffing. Officials with Fort Dodge based Boehringer Ingeleheim Vetmedica announced Tuesday that 45 jobs will be eliminated from its packaging and labeling division.
The work is being shifted to the company’s St. Joseph, Missouri, branch. The packaging and labeling production will end in mid-2014 at the Fort Dodge division. Boehringer Ingelheim officials will help the displaced workers to find other positions within their company. Company spokesperson Rene Ward said that the Fort Dodge facility will continue to produce the line of animal pharmaceuticals.
There are plans to expand its research capabilities at its main campus in Fort Dodge with the creation of 78 new jobs and preserve 519 more.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City