Newell's Sanford unit to close Calif. plant
OAK BROOK, ILL. - Sanford North America will close another injection molding plant by midyear as it consolidates North American production facilities under parent Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
The writing instruments maker based in Oak Brook has been phasing out production at its site in Santa Monica, Calif., during the past year, a spokesman said April 20 by telephone.
It employed as many as 300 two years ago, officials with the Santa Monica Economic Development Division said. Sanford bought the site in 2000 with the purchase of Paper Mate from Gillette.
Paper Mate has operated in Santa Monica since 1957, said Sanford spokesman Mike Finn. Some molding capacity will be moved to Maryville, Tenn., where Sanford consolidated injection molding from a shuttered site in Wisconsin earlier this year.
Stopol Auctions LLC of Solon, Ohio, will host an on-site and webcast auction May 17. The presses include Cincinnati Milacron, Husky and Nissei brands.
Newell of Sandy Springs, Ga., announced in September plans to cut 5,000 jobs and close one-third of its 80 manufacturing sites.
Plastech will shut Ohio site, cut jobs
DEARBORN, MICH. - Plastech Engineered Products Inc. is closing its Napoleon, Ohio, plant to consolidate manufacturing.
The Dearborn-based auto supplier notified the state of Ohio on April 18 that it will close the plant and cut more than 200 jobs. The layoffs are to begin June 16.
The Napoleon plant injection molds interior parts for Ford Motor Co.