NEW YORK Welded mechanical and structural tube maker Blazon Tube Co. will cease operations April 1.
The closure will affect approximately 25 current production, administrative and management employees, parent company Leggett & Platt Inc. said.
Carthage, Mo.-based Leggett didnt return a request for comment on Blazons annual output.
The company, which told employees that the closure was probable in August 2011, said efforts for potential replacement business over the past 15 months had proven unsuccessful.
The closure of West Point, Miss.-based Blazon comes as Leggett & Platt is consolidating the plants operations with its LaVergne, Tenn., facility and is implementing new, technologically advanced equipment, it said.
Blazon previously employed as many as 75 people, a company source told AMM.