Ambulance manufacturer lays off 129 people

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Manatee County business that recently laid off dozens of workers.

Pierce Manufacturing makes ambulances. But it is halting that work, putting 129 people out of jobs.

The Bradenton Herald found the company qualified for more than $2 million dollars in incentives from the state over the past few years.

State officials said Pierce won't have to repay any of it, since no incentives were awarded this year, when the layoffs began.