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CEO Fred Carl resigns as Viking empire crumbles

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Viking CEO Fred Carl has resigned from the company he built as Middleby Corp. confirmed Thursday afternoon that it had laid off earlier in the day 20 percent of Viking Range’s 700 employees.

Middleby spokesperson Darcy Bretz said in an email to the Mississippi Business Journal that the cuts were made “across the Viking enterprise.” She said half the layoffs were employees in Greenwood, where Viking maintains its headquarters.

Calls to Viking officials in Greenwood were not immediately returned.

 

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  1. Viking will be a stronger company. Many more jobs. What crumbled? Your advertising linage is off about35-38 percent from its highest. Looks like y’all crumbled.

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