Bradley Corp. is closing its Marion, Ohio, plant and relocating the work to its corporate headquarters in Menomonee Falls, Wis.
The Lenox Lockers/Bradley Partitions plant, also known as the Mills Co. plant, will begin laying off its 65 employees no sooner than Oct. 22. Mills Co. is a Bradley subsidiary.
The plant will be completely closed by Dec. 22, company officials said in a letter received Aug. 14 by the Ohio Office of Workforce Development. The notice is required under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.
Some of the employees are represented by a collective bargaining agreement with the United Steelworkers that would give them bumping rights. However, the company said it plans to negotiate "enhanced benefits" as an alternative.
Non-union employees have no bumping rights and since the closing will be permanent, they will be offered severance and outplacement benefits after the WARN period.
Bradley makes a variety of commercial plumbing fixtures and washroom partitions. The Marion facility makes the Bradmar line of partitions, which are fabricated from at least 30 percent pre-consumer recycled high density polyethylene. The plant also makes Bradley's line of Lenox one-piece lockers, made of solid HDPE.
Founded 102 years ago, Bradley also makes metal partitions, and phenolic core partitions fused with a melamine surface. In addition to the facilities in Marion and Menomonee Falls, the company has a plant in Germantown, Wis., and a distribution warehouse in Corona, Calif.