The Holland Group Inc said market conditions will force the company to cease manufacturing operations at its tractor parts manufacturing plant in Denmark SC. This facility is part of Holland USA Inc, the operating company for the group's United States operations.
Cessation of manufacturing operations will lead to elimination of 44 office and production positions and is expected to be complete by late November 2002. Employees at the plant already have been informed of the company's decision.
Component parts distribution activities at the plant are being reviewed by the company. These activities likely will be discontinued also, but distribution is projected to continue until at least April 1, 2003. The Denmark facility began as a new plant in 1964 under the name of the Holland Atlantic Hitch Co. The plant has operated continuously since then.