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Brodhead bearing brunt of recession
Times photo: Brian Gray Kuhn North America, a Brodhead company that manufactures farm equipment, has felt the pinch of the economy. The company recently laid off some employees and shut down for a few weeks in the summer. Kuhn is just one of three companies in Brodhead that were affected by a difficult economy.
Editor's Note: This is the third in a weeklong Times' "Stretched Thin" series looking at how the weakened economy has affected business and daily life in Green County.BRODHEAD - Brodhead has seen its share of economic bad news in the past year or so. Several of the city's larger employers have suffered business slowdowns as a result of the recession and cut their workforces. The economic mood of the city started to sour noticeably in April 2007, when Stoughton Trailers, which manufactures truck trailers, announced it would lay off more than 300 workers in Brodhead, along with more than 800 additional workers at the company's Stoughton and Evansville facilities.