Masco Cabinetry to Close Merillat Plant in Ohio

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 09/19/2013 12:38PM

 

Merillat ANN ARBOR, MI -  Masco Cabinetry announced it will close its Merillat manufacturing facility in Jackson, Ohio, over the next several months. Approximately 200 employees will impacted.

"Masco Cabinetry has continued to evaluate our manufacturing needs, processes and strategy. Deciding to close a facility is never easy, but doing so will allow for greater efficiencies with the company overall," said Rick Roetken, Masco Cabinetry president.

Masco said customer services will not be impacted and other facilities will assume the production responsibilities and related process transitions.

The Jackson facility opened in 1976 to produce solid oak front frames. Masco said in a statement it will entertain purchase offers for the facility.

A division of Masco Corp., Masco Cabinetry manufactures the cabinetry brands Merillat, KraftMaid and QualityCabinets, as well as the DeNova countertop brand. Net sales for the division in the first half of 2013 rose 4 percent to $501 million. Masco's Cabinets and Related Products' 2012 annual net sales were $1.2 billion.

 

About the Author

Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory (RedBookOnline.com). She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at kkoenig@woodworkingnetwork.com or Google+.

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