La Crosse Footwear Inc is to close one of its manufacturing plants on Friday, slashing 125 jobs. This is the second time in seven months that the firm has made substantial cutbacks. The plant, which makes rubber boots, is based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The company reported a first quarter net loss of $1.5m compared with a loss of $323,000 last year. Net sales reached $29.1m, down from $31m the year before.