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FILLMORE, Ind. — More than 100 people will be losing their jobs before Christmas in Putnam County after Dixie Chopper says it is shutting down its Indiana factory.

The Banner Graphic says the company will be making its lawnmowers at another facility out of state and will let go of 120 employees at its factory in Fillmore, located east of Greencastle.  

The company has been making lawnmowers in Putnam County since 1980.  

In February 2014, the company’s assets were acquired by Jacobsen, a division of Textron Inc., based out of Rhode Island.

The newspaper reports that many managers and employees with the company will receive as many as 50 days of severance pay.


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