Kohler Co., widely known for its kitchen and bath products brand, is closing one of its older and smaller manufacturing facilities in Spartanburg.
The workforce action will begin in April and could affect up to 72 employees at the facility within the plastics and warehouse operations, said Kohler Co. spokesperson Todd Weber.
The employees affected were provided a 90-day notice as required by their collective bargaining agreement, Weber added. He said the company is meeting requirements of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. Kohler is providing extended severance packages to all affected associates, the company said.
The company is proceeding with the consolidation of its North America kitchen and bath plastics operations that includes closing the Spartanburg facility.
“Kohler Co. regularly reviews its operations to ensure that the company is positioned for long-term success,” Kohler said in a statement. “Going forward, these products will be made at newer and existing Kohler North American facilities that have available capacity. Kohler’s business is performing strongly, and we remain solidly positioned as a leader in the markets in which we compete. We continue to aggressively invest across our U.S. manufacturing footprint to drive future growth and ensure customer satisfaction.”