DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The loss of blue-collar jobs across the country has led to the closing of a Danville plant that makes work boots.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Red Wing Shoe Co. announced Thursday it will close as part of a restructuring. Red Wing employs 206 people in Danville.
Red Wing spokesman Peter Engel says there will be a series of layoffs in Danville until final closure in June.
Production is shifting to a factory in Potosi, Mo.
Red Wing president David Murphy said in a news release that the restructuring is necessary because of continued unemployment in the company's core customer base of blue collar workers.