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COVID-19 outbreak causes Louisville Slugger Factory to close

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 15:18:11-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky — The COVID-19 outbreak has forced the closure of iconic baseball-bat manufacturer Louisville Slugger.

The company has furloughed the majority of the workforce because of the pandemic and closed its museum.

In an interview with the Courier Journal, CEO John Hillerich says the company has cut all the expenses that it can, and is just hoping to get back to normal before running out of cash.

Louisville Slugger has been making bats since the late 1800s.

Furloughed employees are still receiving benefits, those still working have taken 25% pay cuts.