Updated: MI Windows plans to layoff 110 in Salisbury
Production will stop at MI Windows and Doors plant on Heilig Road, a company official said this afternoon.
The company had issued a press release earlier in the day announcing plans to idle its Salisbury window fabrication plant, which employed 110 employees beginning Dec. 31. Spokeswoman Amber Martin said of the Salisbury plant, “It’s just a matter of resourcing our allocations better in the northeast.”
Martin said the company hasn’t determined whether it will reopen the plant. And she did not know of any other plants idling their production. Martin also did not know how the employees were notified of the change, nor if they had any warning.
The plant, near Heilig Road’s intersection with Old Concord Road, was quiet Friday afternoon. Few cars sat in the parking lot. Eric Rothermel, MI Windows and Doors’ northeast human resources director, was at the plant and said the plant will completely shut down by Dec. 31. He said the move comes amid a weakening construction industry. “We’ve been wary for three years about production,” he said.
In the press release, Stan Sullivan, president of the Eastern Division of MI Windows and Doors, said the decision “to idle the Salisbury facility has been extremely difficult. “Anytime we affect team members and their families by eliminating jobs it comes with much anxiety.
The decision is not a reflection of how our team in Salisbury has performed but rather a strategic reallocation of our manufacturing resources. “The team is dedicated to providing quality products and seamless service for our Salisbury based customers from our MI Windows and Doors fabrication plants located in Pennsylvania,” said Sullivan.
Marketed and distributed nationwide, MI Windows and Doors fabricates products for new construction and replacement applications in the residential and light commercial market segments. MI Windows and Doors Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JT Walker Industries Inc. For more information about MI or its’ products, visit www.miwd.com. For updates on the plant closing, come back to the Web site or see Saturday’s Salisbury Post.