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.