TAMPA, FL -- Masonite Int’l Corp., a global door manufacturer, plans to close its plant in Frederick County, MD, in July, with 70 layoffs slated for May 16, according to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Employees were notified of the layoffs on March 15, according to Larry Repar, a Masonite spokesman at the company’s Tampa, FL, headquarters. He did not confirm the number of layoffs, but said ‘‘there are a number of employees that will be offered positions at a nearby facility.” He did not say how many employees will be relocated or to which facility.
‘‘The plant is closing due to a significant loss of business,” Repar said. He did not specify those losses, nor disclose company revenues. He also didn’t say if the company will close other plants or lay off more employees.
According to Masonite’s Web site, the company operates more than 80 plants in 18 countries and has customers in more than 50 countries. Masonite employs more than 13,000 people worldwide.
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