Worthington Industries said it will close a Renton metal framing plant and lay off its 22 workers as part of a national cutback.
Metal products manufacturer Worthington Industries said it will close a Renton metal framing plant and lay off its 22 workers as part of a national cutback.
The Columbus, Ohio-based company said it is reducing its national workforce by nearly 300 through a combination of plant closings and layoffs. The other facility to be closed is a 50-employee steel processing plant in Lousiville, Ky.
The Renton metal framing facility was opened in 2000, but “has experienced a decline in demand the past two years,” a company statement said. Worthington’s Dietrich Metal Framing unit is laying off an additional 150 employees elsewhere.
Worthington, which has revenues of about $3 billion, said it employs approximately 8,000 people and operates 68 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries.
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