Weather Shield Mfg. Inc. will lay off 158 workers at its plant in Park Falls, Wis., and move some door assembly lines to another plant in Mosinee, Wis., as the company consolidates production capacity in the face of the ongoing construction downturn.
A company spokesman said Weather Shield is moving assembly lines that make fiberglass and aluminum front-entry doors.
The company announced the move Dec. 2. Shifting the work to Mosinee will establish more-streamlined and cost-effective production, the company said.
The layoffs will begin Jan. 31, according to a notice filed with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Weather Shield, which has produced patio and entry doors at Park Falls for the past nine years, does not intend to close the plant, but will continue to streamline production there as necessary, the company said in a press release.
Weather Shield also makes wood and vinyl windows. Its window extrusion operation is at company headquarters in Medford, Wis.
In 2009, the company closed a 194-worker vinyl window fabrication plant in Greenwood, Wis., and consolidated that production in Mosinee.
Weather Shield is a division of SNE Enterprises Inc., a subsidiary of Mosinee-based Peachtree Cos.