EAGAN, Minn. - Norcraft Companies said it will close Mid Continent Cabinetry's Cottonwood, Minnesota, plant later this year. The closure will affect 200 employees.

Kitchen and bath cabinetry manufactured at the Cottonwood facility will be moved to other Norcraft U.S. manufacturing locations, the company said. Mid Continent also has production facilities in Lynchburg, Virginia, and Newton, Kansas.

A statement issued by Norcraft attributed the plant closure to recent market conditions and changing consumer tastes over the last few years. "In order to improve operational efficiencies while addressing these market changes, we will close the Cottonwood, Minnesota, manufacturing plant. We expect the plant to continue operating for several months."

Norcraft said it will assist associates through the transition. A statement by the company said it "will provide additional compensation, coordination with all state and local agencies to help find new employment, and resources from our Employee Assistance Program. Additionally, we encourage all of our associates to apply for opportunities at our other manufacturing facilities."

Founded in 1966, Mid Continent Cabinetry produces custom cabinets and vanities for sale by kitchen and bath cabinetry dealers, distributors, and builders in the United States. The company is part of the Norcraft Companies, which was acquired by MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. in 2015.

MasterBrand is ranked number one in the FDMC 300 list of North America's largest cabinet manufacturers.

Additional information on these companies and the full list of 300 companies is also online at WoodworkingNetwork.com/fdmc-300.

 

 

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