Las Vegas-based Westfall Technik Inc. will close two Tempe, Ariz., facilities, permanently laying off 114 employees.
The plants are the former Integrity Mold Inc. and Micro Tech Southwest Inc. businesses.
Closing the two plants, "which is never an easy decision," Mark Gomulka, CEO at Westfall told Plastics News, offers Westfall customers "the most optimal solution to continue to leverage the platform that Westfall has built over the past five years."
Westfall is an injection molder, toolmaker and contract manufacturer focused on health care and consumer packaged goods markets. The company was founded in 2017 by former Nypro President and CEO Brian Jones.
Westfall acquired Micro Tech in 2019. That closing will impact 54 employees, according to a Feb. 23 layoff notice submitted to the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
The company bought Integrity Mold in 2017, where it will lay off 60 employees.
Westfall is offering employees affected by the layoffs openings at other Westfall facilities, Gomulka said.
The two plants are Westfall's only assets in the Tempe market.
"The current plan is to exit one by the end of the second quarter and the second one by the end of the third quarter," Gomulka said. "This strategy is being closely monitored and implemented with consistent engagement and collaboration with our customers to ensure no disruption in the supply chain throughout this transition."
"The [layoff] process will be staggered over the next several months" in 2023, he added. "This decision was made for the long-term view of continued operational excellence for all stakeholders as we move forward and continue the growth trajectory of the organization."
Westfall is the 20th largest mold maker in North America, according to Plastics News data, with estimated sales of $50 million. The company ranked No. 41 in PN's survey of North American injection molders, with sales of $252 million.