MARTINSVILLE, Va. - A Martinsville cabinet plant will close this month, putting 335 people out of work.
MasterBrand Cabinets Vice President for Human Resources Robert Jacobs tells The Roanoke Times ( http://bit.ly/NeJ9Rv) that the last day of shipments for the plant will be Aug. 10.
Jacobs says employees were told Friday about the closing. While most will lose their jobs Aug. 10, Jacobs says some will remain employed for up to two weeks.
The plant's closure comes about eight years after Virginia officials announced its arrival in the economically distressed southwestern portion of the state.
The plant produces semi-custom cabinets, which means they are made only when ordered.
Low demand had meant staffers were working shortened schedules. Jacobs says closing the Martinsville plant may mean workers at three others can work a full schedule.
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