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Detroit Lakes-based manufacturer lays off 31 workers

SJE-Rhombus, a Detroit Lakes-based manufacturer of controls and switches, has laid off 31 workers at its headquarters plant here.

Employees have lost jobs at four of the company's six plants in Minnesota, Ohio and China, said Mary Beth Caulfield, director of services.

The job cuts are the result of a 30 to 35 percent decline is business for the 33-year-old, employee-owned company, Caulfield said.

SJE-Rhombus produces liquid-level controls for water, wastewater, sewage industries, homes and businesses.