Shutdown of Sapa Plant in Illinois

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Sapa Profiles North America announced the shutdown of its plant in Morris, IL, in an effort to better serve its customers with the latest and best extrusion technology.

The Morris plant has been running on low volumes and low profitability for the last several quarters due to historically low demand in the markets it serves. During this time, Morris has successfully developed and launched unique customer solutions in several markets. Sapa can now provide customers with even better service and extrusion solutions from other facilities available as a result of its recent acquisition of Indalex.

Tim Stubbs, Business Area President Sapa Profiles North America, said, "While this was a difficult decision, and we realize change is never easy for our employees or our customers, we are convinced that we can enhance our product and service offerings to customers currently being served out of Morris."

Charlie Straface, the General Manager for Sapa Industrial Extrusions said, "We will begin working with our customers immediately to quickly communicate the best fit for their product and service needs. Our team will be partnering with our customers to source their material at our other facilities."

The Morris plant closure is expected to occur on or about November 1, and will affect all of the 79 employees who work there.

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