Local officials say they were caught by surprise when Donaldson Incorporated announced plans to lay off 200 workers.
Donaldson makes industrial filters and has been operating in Stevens Point for years. Mayor Mike Wiza says he has scheduled a meeting with county and city leaders to begin providing resources for the people who are losing their jobs. The global company says the move comes in response to softening demand for its products. About three dozen workers were laid off this week.