SCHOTT Gemtron moving jobs to Vincennes | Business
SCHOTT Gemtron today announced the transfer of production capabilities for its Food Display business from Madisonville, Kentucky to SCHOTT’s facility in Vincennes, Indiana.
According to a company spokesman, "the relocation will result in the termination of all Madisonville Food Display jobs."
About 70 full and part-time workers are employed at the Madisonville plant.
The company announced the transfer will take place over the course of 2012, to be completed by March 2013.
New employees are expected to be hired in Vincennes but that number isn't yet known.
The Madisonville facility comprises two distinct manufacturing processes: assembly of Food Display doors (glass doors for commercial refrigerators such as those found in grocery and convenience stores) and a metal fabrication operation producing components that supply the residential refrigerator market.
The metal fabrication operation will remain in Madisonville, retaining approximately 40 full-time employees.
Management at SCHOTT is currently working toward a solution to secure the long-term future success of the metals business.
“As the Food Display business continues to gain market share, this transfer will allow SCHOTT Gemtron to provide the necessary manufacturing capabilities, engineering support, and infrastructure to meet our customers’ growing needs,” said Linda Mayer, President and CEO, SCHOTT North America, Inc., in a news release.
SCHOTT’s Vincennes facility currently produces SCHOTT Ceran glass-ceramic cooktops for home appliances and complete glass-and-metal shelving systems for residential refrigerators.
The Food Display production will be integrated into the Vincennes facility, sharing space with the cooktop production.