HESSTON — Excel Industries, Inc. today announced a reorganization that includes a workforce reduction at its manufacturing facility in Hesston. According to company officials, about 270 production positions were eliminated, effective immediately. The company will continue operating both a first and second shift.


According to a news release, the layoffs in Excel’s production facility follow three years of "unprecedented growth" when the company more than doubled in size.

"While marketplace demand for the company’s turf care products continues to increase, the pace has normalized in 2017. Excel continues to grow at a modest pace, though the overall market for turf care products is flat or down in part due to adverse weather and economic conditions in many parts of the country," the company said in a news release.


The company will sponsor a job fair and provide outplacement services, assistance with COBRA benefits, and transition payments to those affected by the reorganization.