Husqvarna has laid off 200-230 employees at its Orangeburg, S.C., facility, according to a July 19 report from The Times and Democrat. These job cuts come at the same time that Husqvarna is shifting production at its Nashville facility "primarily" to Brazil.

"The shift from petrol-to-battery means that we have to continue to increase our organizational efficiency and make decisive structural changes and are accordingly right-sizing our manufacturing in Orangeburg," Husqvarna Group Vice President of Corporate Communications Fredrik Henriksson said to The Times and Democrat. "In line with our strategy, we are also consolidating our manufacturing foot-print in North America into Orangeburg, who will take over parts of our hand-held production/assembly."

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