Nordson Xaloy is getting out of the business of making rolls for film and sheet, and also closing its in-house plating operation.
The company is laying off 32 people at Nordson Xaloy in New Castle, Pa., said James Jaye, spokesman for Nordson Corp., the parent company in Westlake, Ohio.
Jaye said Nordson does a strategic review across all business units each year.
“The rolls piece, in our analysis, was not core to what we do,” he said.
The polished rolls are used to chill and heat sheet and film coming off the production line.
Jaye said exiting the rolls business resulted in the decision to close the Tanner Plating operation, which is housed in a separate building from the Nordson Xaloy headquarters plant in New Castle. He said Xaloy now will outsource the plating of its screws.
Nordson Xaloy told employees about the moves on Sept. 3, according to industry sources.