Burroughs and Sperry reported more layoffs.
Detroit-based Burroughs said it is closing its manufacturing and engineering facility in Coral Springs, Fla., and an engineering facility in Orlando, Fla., by the end of October, permanently eliminating about 750 employees. Sperry reported that 285 employees at two of its Minnesota plants have received layoff notices. The company said that 175 non-union workers at its Eagan, Minn., plant were told that their jobs would be permanently eliminated. The plant produces computer chips. Sperry also reported that 110 workers were laid off at its Jackson, Minn., plant that produces circuit boards.