Vinyl profile extruder Deceuninck North America LLC will shut down its 70-worker plant in Little Rock, Ark., that produces window and door profiles. The company will consolidate its North American extrusion capacity into its corporate headquarters in Monroe, Ohio.
Company officials plan to complete the move by April, according to a Deceuninck news release.
The continuous problems and decreased activity in the American housing market force us to further streamline our operational activities in the United States, Chief Executive Officer Tom Debusschere said in the news release. This consolidation will allow us to keep productivity up and meanwhile maximize and ensure in the long term Deceuninck North America's service level to its customers.
The Monroe plant is state-of-the-art and highly vertically integrated, said Ludo Debever, Deceuninck's investor relations manager, in a March 5 e-mail. In addition to window and door profiles, the Monroe plant produces fence, deck and railing profiles, has compounding capacity and includes a tool shop and lamination operation, he said.
Deceuninck shuttered an extrusion plant in Oakland, N.J., in late 2006. With the Little Rock plant closing, the company's lone North American extrusion operation will be in Monroe.
Deceuninck North America is a subsidiary of Hooglede, Belgium-based Deceuninck NV.