Logansport fuel pump plant to lay off more than 100 workers


By: Associated Press

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana company that makes fuel pumps plans to lay off more than 100 workers this fall as it sheds about one third of its workforce.

The Pharos-Tribune reports Carter Fuel Systems will begin laying off 111 workers starting in late November at its plant in Logansport.

United Steelworkers Local 4863 president Dan Arnett says the plant’s corporate owner, Crowne Group, has decided to ship older-model fuel pumps from overseas facilities rather than having those models made at the plant about 40 miles northeast of Lafayette.

Carter Fuel Systems’ general manager Alston German says the decision to phase out the manufacture of older fuel pumps was difficult but necessary “due to shifts in market demand.”

The company also runs an assembly, packaging and distribution plant in Brownsville, Texas.