Westfall Technik Inc. is closing the Amaray injection molding factory in Pittsfield, Mass., and laying off 36 workers.
The Amaray plant in Elizabethtown, Ky., remains open, Westfall officials said.
Westfall Technik bought Amaray's North American operations in 2018 as part of its strategy to build a group of plastics processors serving medical, consumer packaging and consumer goods. Amaray was a major U.S. molder of media packaging for CDs, DVDs and video games — all areas that have been in decline as online streaming has taken over.
Amaray moved to diversify into medical, personal care, consumer goods and packaging. But it didn't happen fast enough to save the Pittsfield plant.
"The business continues to decline, to the point where the plant is not going to be viable anymore," said Jim Berklas, who heads up Westfall Technik's mergers and acquisitions as chief growth officer. Berklas also is general counsel of the Las Vegas-based holding company.
Westfall Technik filed a WARN notice on March 9 that the plant was shutting down, then issued a news release April 1 that said Westfall it is relocating its production capacity at Pittsfield to the Kentucky plant in the third quarter.