Moog Music has reportedly slashed jobs at its Asheville, North Carolina manufacturing manufacturing facility, the Asheville Citizen Occasions experiences. The precise variety of layoffs on the iconic synthesizer model is at present unknown, however sources instructed the Citizen Occasions that greater than half of current positions have been lower, together with most employees who constructed the devices. Synth Anatomy cited social media posts from former staff who confirmed that layoffs had taken place.
The transfer comes after Moog was acquired by the audio electronics firm inMusic in June of this yr. Moog, by means of a consultant, supplied Pitchfork no remark.
Moog opened its Asheville headquarters in 2011. The corporate turned employee-owned in 2015, when Moog Music adopted an worker inventory possession plan. Staff launched a unionization marketing campaign in 2022, searching for job safety and higher pay. The empoyee possession period ended this yr with inMusic’s acquisition. Moog Music turned a part of the electronics firm’s broader portfolio alongside the manufacturers Akai, Alesis, Denon, M-Audio, Marantz, and Numark.