Nicholasville auto supplier to lay off 127

Trim Masters, an automotive supplier specializing in interior trim, plans to lay off 127 employees at its Nicholasville facility beginning Aug. 26.

Larry Carter, vice president of human resources at the plant, said the layoffs are "due to a loss of business at the plant." He declined to elaborate, other than to say the layoffs were not linked to supply disruptions caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

The layoffs are expected to continue through September and will leave about 100 employees remaining afterward, Carter said.