Muncie packing company to lay off hundreds of employees

This April 22, 2014 photo shows an employment application form. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) – A Muncie packing company says it’s laying off about half of its workforce.

DIY Group notified the state on Thursday that it plans to cut 261 employees after the company lost an important contract.

The company packages products for national manufacturers.

DIY Group officials said the layoffs will begin in October and last until next April. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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