Atwood Mobile Products LLC plans to close a northern Indiana factory early next year in a move that it said would cut 152 jobs.
The company is phasing out the line of recreational vehicle, shuttle bus and horse trailer windows made at one of its four Elkhart plants because of an "exceptionally competitive" market, said Kip Ellis, Atwood's vice president of sales and marketing.
Atwood officials told employees about the decision on Friday. Their jobs will continue for at least 60 days, with the plant closure expected to take place by the end of March.
Elkhart-based Atwood plans to continue operations at three other plants in the city about 20 miles east of South Bend.
Atwood sold its Creation Windows truck cap business two months ago to Starquest Products of Goshen, which then cut nearly 50 jobs.
Atwood manufactures windows and doors, specialty glass, hardware, appliances and electronics for the RV, specialty vehicle and manufactured housing industries. It operates nine factories in five states and has about 1,900 employees.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Atwood Mobile Products to close Elkhart factory
A mobile home manufacturer in Northern Indiana will close next year, eliminating 152 jobs: