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Dometic to Close Plant, Move Awning Production to Mexico

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Dometic has announced the intention to close its LaGrange, Ind., manufacturing site.

“This is a tough day for our employees in LaGrange,” said Scott Nelson, president of Dometic North America.

Dometic will work closely with state and local government officials to coordinate services that will help the affected workers with job search assistance, education and training opportunities, and to minimize the difficult impacts of the layoff.

“We fully understand the consequences for affected employees and their families, and this is a difficult message to deliver, but this activity is necessary at this time,” said Nelson. “As part of our continuous strive to become more efficient, transferring our awnings production to our existing facility in Mexico will ensure that our manufacturing meets our customer’s requirements for lead time, quality and cost.”

The company had a meeting with the union representatives and employees this afternoon to discuss the plans.

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