Fond du Lac Site
Two major Wisconsin companies -- Mercury Marine and Ashley Furniture -- have each announced dozens of job cuts.
Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac said Friday that 85 permanent job cuts have been made, and parts of the outboard motor manufacturer's plant will be on a two-week temporary shutdown starting Monday.
Human resources vice president Ray Atchinson said the moves are aimed at putting production capacity in line with demand.
Ashley Furniture in Arcadia said job cuts will affect 90 people, or about 3 percent of the furniture manufacturer's Wisconsin work force.
Ashley chief executive officer Todd Wanek said the struggling housing market has reduced demand for home furnishings.