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R.L. Winston Lays Off Production Workers

December 10, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

According to Nick Gevock in the Montana Standard, fly rod maker R. L. Winston has laid off a portion of its production staff to cope with slowing sales. “‘The uncertainty is so great that people just aren’t going into fly shops,’ [Winston CEO Woody] Woodard said. ‘That’s all the indications we’re getting and we have to reduce personnel accordingly.’ The layoffs took effect last week.”