KENNEBUNK, MAINE — Shape Global Technology Inc. plans to close its Dadeville, Ala., plant by mid-August and move 70 injection molding machines to Shape's largest facility in Kennebunk.
Shape is continuing a consolidation of its production of compact-disc jewel boxes.
``This new manufacturing strategy will allow Shape to continue to provide market-competitive, high-quality CD jewel boxes and computer products to our current customer base,'' Peter Ciriello, president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.
The closing will cut 110 jobs at the 140,000-square-foot Dadeville facility and create about 30 openings at the 130,000-square-foot Kennebunk headquarters plant, which now employs 400. The month-long relocation is to begin in mid-July.
Shape moved other jewel-box work from Fitchburg, Mass., during July and August, and videocassette molding from Northbrook, Ill., in early 1998. The Kennebunk plant absorbed the Fitchburg operation; the Northbrook equipment was sold. Shape has a 60,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Sanford, Maine.
In November, Shape began molding audiocassettes and videocassettes at a company-owned plant in Dongguan, China.