Pentair Water Announces Consolidation, Job Cuts

Water pump manufacturer consolidating operations with plants in Wisconsin and Mexico, which will cost more than 75 jobs at its Grand Island, Neb. facility.

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) â€” A water pump manufacturer said it will be consolidating operations with plants in Wisconsin and Mexico, which will cost its Grand Island plant more than 75 jobs.
 
Pentair Water told its workers Tuesday that the phased consolidation will be complete by the end of September next year.
 
The plant has 87 employees and was one of Pentair's smaller facilities, said Mary Jo Surges, vice president and general manager of Pentair.
 
She said the consolidation was needed for the company to remain competitive.
 
Fewer than 10 people will be retained locally for customer service and special orders, Surges said.
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