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Bozeman business unexpectedly closes, leaving dozens jobless

By Grace Ditzler, KTVM Reporter, gditzler@ktvm.com
Published On: Apr 09 2014 07:34:32 PM MDT
Updated On: Apr 09 2014 08:29:50 PM MDT
Bozeman business unexpectedly closes down; leaves dozens without jobs
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Workers at a Bozeman machine company got a rude awakening when they suddenly found out they would be out of a job after they left work on Wednesday.

NBC Montana was tipped off Wednesday afternoon that Titan Machinery would be closing its doors.

The business, located west of Bozeman, sells and rents construction equipment.

Employees and managers tell us they weren't given any warning until 2 p.m. Wednesday, that as of 5 p.m., they had no job. A former employee said about 30 employees were let go.

According to their website, Titan Machinery has more than 30 locations in 10 different states, with shops in Billings, Helena, Missoula, Great Falls, and a rental place in Big Sky.

We spoke with someone at the headquarters in North Dakota, who explained they will be issuing a press release and full details on Thursday, but could not answer our questions on Wednesday.