Behlen Announces Layoffs

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. (AP) - An agricultural equipment company is laying off 35 workers in West Tennessee. Behlen Manufacturing will shift work to its plants in Columbus, Neb., or Baker City, Ore., and maintain only a distribution center in Huntingdon. The employees being laid off by Oct. 31 will be offered jobs at the other two plants. The plant makes livestock equipment, including bail feeders, feed bunks, some dog kennels, tillers and other equipment. Behlen CEO Phil Raimondo said the company is seeing a lot of hesitation to place orders because of uncertainty surrounding the November presidential election.