WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Johnson Controls is reducing positions at its Wichita plant, impacting 15% of its manufacturing workforce.

Johnson Controls focuses on residential HVAC technology and solutions, including furnaces and air conditioners. 

A Johnson Controls spokesperson released a statement on why they are reducing positions:

To ensure we continue operational efficiency we are optimizing our operations in Wichita. As part of this effort, we made the difficult decision to reduce positions at the plant. We are committed to providing support for our employees during this process and greatly appreciate their contributions to our customers.”

Johnson Controls spokesperson

Employees did receive a notice of the reduction in positions.

Johnson Controls in Wichita will continue to employ around 1,000 manufacturing and support employees.

They say they are dedicated to the Wichita community and their customers.