|Ohio plant closing could benefit area |
|Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 9:03 pm |
By JOE LOFARO
Special to The Messenger
For the second time in three months, MTD is closing a plant in Ohio. And this time the product line could be moving to Martin.
The Weakley County Press in Martin has learned that Commercial Turf Products in Streetsboro, Ohio, will close June 14. More than 260 people work at the plant, which manufactures home lawn and garden equipment. The company has generated $10 million to $25 million in annual sales according to its Cortera Company Profile on the Internet.
The termination of operations is expected to be permanent,” said Roy Pullum, executive vice president of global operations in his letter to Beth Brannigan, at the Office of Workforce Development in Columbus, Ohio.
In February, MTD closed Industrial Plastics Company, a plastic injection molding facility in Ohio. MTD stated the move was designed to save money. Most of the work was moved to an underused facility in Leitchfield, Ky.
Published in The Messenger 4.15.13