Levelor to Close Ogden Plant

Levelor to Close Ogden Plant

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(Ogden-AP) -- After two rounds of layoffs this year, a Levolor-Kirsch Window Fashions is closing its Ogden assembly plant.

The company will continue a painting operation and a distribution center employing 60 at the Ogden facility.

About 100 of the Ogden layoffs were announced in January, with 120 more earlier this month.

Spokesman Joe Ketter says those laid off included production workers and production management.

Affected workers, whose layoffs take effect in June, are being provided with transition packages that include severance pay and outplacement services.

The closure and layoffs are the latest step in a manufacturing consolidation process the window-covering maker and marketer expects to complete in June.

Last month, Levolor-Kirsch closed plants in Athens, Georgia, and High Point, North Carolina, affecting about 440 workers.

Some jobs from the High Point plant have been moved to Levolor-Kirsch's Salt Lake plant, which Ketter said will expand from 170 to about 200 employees in the coming months.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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