Hunter Douglas Fabrication will close a Renton plant that manufactures window blinds and shades, eliminating 166 jobs by March 31, according to the state Employment Security Department.

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Hunter Douglas will close its Renton manufacturing operation for window blinds and shades, eliminating 166 jobs, but will keep about 100 employees in sales, customer service and repairs, a spokeswoman said.

According to a WARN notice filed with the state Employment Security Department, the layoffs will begin February 2.

Sarah Fletcher, a spokeswoman for the company, said production “is being transferred to new, state-of-the-art Hunter Douglas plants” in West Sacramento, Calif., and Salt Lake City.

The company is part of Hunter Douglas Group, based in The Netherlands.

Last month it reported U.S. nine-month sales volume was down 7 percent, and said “consumer demand is declining sharply in many of Hunter Douglas’ main markets, particularly the US and the UK.”