(Aurora, Ind.) - Aurora Casket Company says it has not had any layoffs by its new ownership, a private equity firm based in New York.
But, employees are saying that is not true.
An Aurora Casket spokesperson said Wednesday a ConnectingDirectors.com report of layoffs were not accurate and the cuts have nothing to do with new ownership group Kohlberg & Company.
Several current and former employees of Aurora Casket have since reached out to Eagle 99.3 to say there have been workers given pink slips. According to different accounts, Aurora Casket may have laid off between 15 and 20 employees on or about July 25.
“You ask just how do I know? Because I was one of those people. There was management positions laid off, sales reps and sales managers,” one former employee said, asking to remain unnamed.
Funeral industry publication ConnectingDirectors.com has also reported that salespeople and regional managers for Aurora have been laid off recently.