SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - StarMark Cabinetry, a subsidiary of cabinet giant MasterBrand, has eliminated 42 jobs at its Sioux Falls plant through consolidation and layoffs.
A spokesperson for the handcrafted cabinet maker said the company has been forced to "respond to shifting market forces in the housing industry," reported Argus Leader. Those market forces include lower demand for cabinetry and a preference for cheaper alternatives, the company said.
Some employees were let go and others were offered positions at different MasterBrand facilities. StarMark employs more than 500 in Sioux Falls.
StarMark has been making custom cabinets in South Dakota since 1978.
As the largest cabinet manufacturer in North America, MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. offers designers a portfolio of more than 15 nationally distributed cabinetry brands, including Aristokraft, Decorá, Diamond, Schrock, Kemper, Homecrest, KitchenCraft, Omega, Mid Continent, Ultracraft and Starmark. The cabinet segment sales estimate ($2.390 billion) was based on third quarter 2018 reported sales. The company is part of Fortune Home & Security, and makes stock, semi-custom and custom kitchen and bath cabinets, in addition to frameless RTA.
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