Mammoth plant in Springfield closing, 200 jobs lost
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A manufacturing company said it would close its plant in Springfield by the end of the year, costing about 200 employees their jobs.
Officials with Minnesota-based Mammoth told the Springfield News-Leader Wednesday that some products being manufactured in Springfield would be discontinued and others were moving to company plants in Oregon and Canada. The company manufactures heating, ventilation and cooling units.
A company vice president, Erin Riebe, said the layoffs were set to begin in July and conclude by the end of December.
Riebe said the decision to close was driven by market factors and a desire to move operations to more efficient plants.