7/7/11 – A Columbia County company could be laying-off workers. Sta-Care Inc. of Portage has told the Department of Workforce Development that 72 employees from facilities in Portage and Pardeeville would be let-go in September if it is unable to reorganize and refinance as part of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Sta-Care, which manufacturer’s countertops, filed for bankruptcy on June 24. Company President Steven G. Aldridge said in a letter to Workforce Development that the closings and terminations would be permanent. Sta-Care opened its doors in Portage in1978 and also has a plant in Pana, Illinois.