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Madison foundry closes amid drop in housing construction


MADISON -- A Madison foundry has closed its doors after 50 years of business.

Municipal Castings Inc., of Madison, ended production at the start of the month, according to Joe Bungarden, president of the family-run business in Lac qui Parle County.

The closing puts 17 people out of work. The company employed as many as 35 people at one point, but has been reducing its work force as sales declined the past few years.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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