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West Fargo's Trail King Industries lays off 36 people

WEST FARGO - A declining national economy resulted in the layoff Tuesday of 36 employees at Trail King Industries in West Fargo.

All but one were full-time employees, said plant manager John Rust.

"After yesterday's event we are down to 122," said Rust. "We had peaked at about 185 about a year ago as we were ramping up getting into this plant."

Trail King, a subsidiary of Charlotte, N.C.-based Carlisle Companies, produces three types of semi-trailers at its West Fargo facility.

The company opened a new 160,000-square-foot plant in West Fargo last year.