Trek Bicycle Corp. has instituted temporary furloughs for many production workers at its Waterloo plant, reported the Wisconsin State Journal. Most production employees rotated one week on, one week off without pay during February.


Fewer than 300 of the 900 employees at Trek’s Waterloo operations were affected, said human resources manager Jeff McFarlane. A smaller number of workers are still operating on the every-other-week-off-without-pay schedule, he said. Overall employment has been reduced since Jan. 1 by less than 5% but he did not provide specific numbers. Trek has 1,100 employees in Wisconsin.