Corona pandemic also has consequences in Strömsund.

"Sales started surprisingly well in 2020," says Mikael Persson, human resources manager at Engcon. But the corona virus has stopped development.

In order to prevent a recession, several measures are put in place.

All companies and departments have received substantial savings. In Strömsund, Engcon Nordic, Engon Sweden, Engcon Shared Service Center and Rossön Mählers are affected.

Snow plow manufacturer Mählers will also be granted a short-term permit. The company is owned by Engcon.

All companies have been assigned the task of reducing staff strength through short-term permits. How many of the more than 300 employees are laid off is not clear.

- Trade union negotiations are ongoing, says Mikael Persson to SVT Nyheter Jämtland.