AGCO to Temporarily Close Kansas Hesston Plant
USAgNet - 02/22/2021
AGCO has slowed operations at its facility in Hesston, Kansas, due to rising natural gas prices in the area. It was reported that the plant currently employs around 1,000 workers.
Citing a report from Wichita Business Journal, Farm Equipment magazine reports that AGCO announced the shutdown in relation to a potential $2.1 million gas bill.
"Something has to be done about the price gouging and what's going on with (natural) gas prices. It's going to affect all of us," said union president Glen Davis, noting that floor employees will be missing out on average of $200 per day.
When asked about the shutdown, a spokesperson for AGCO said like many businesses and residents in the Kansas area, AGCO's Hesston plant is experiencing fuel and heating costs that have skyrocketed in recent weeks.
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