AT least eight locals have lost their jobs after Wettenhalls purchased AusPro Logistics/Mansfield Express, according to former staff member David Heine.
Mr Heine said he, along with half a dozen others, had been told at the start of the month to find other employment.
“They (the regional managers) came up to Mansfield on June 3,” he said.
“They went around shaking everyone’s hand, having a joke with us and…by the way; we are closing you down as of today.”
Mr Heine said all casuals had been “told to go”, estimating that four full time staff and three sub-contractors had been moved on.