MasterBrand Cabinets Closes Alabama Facility

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AUBURN, ALABAMA -

Jasper-based MasterBrand Cabinets abruptly closed its Auburn, Alabama facility Tuesday. The company had operated at the location since 1999. MasterBrand released a statement just after the announcement Tuesday morning, in which they stated the company "continued to see market conditions and consumer tastes change over the last few years. In order to improve operational efficiencies while addressing these market changes, we will close the Auburn, AL manufacturing plant effective June 12, 2018."

The City of Auburn Mayor Bill Ham issued a statement after the closing.“We are extremely disappointed to hear that this longtime Auburn industry has decided to close its doors, but we are most concerned about finding a place for the more than 400 people who lost their jobs today.”  “We are committed to helping these individuals find meaningful employment, and I am confident that our Workforce Development Division will do everything in its power to help them find new jobs.”

The company has stated they will help the 445 workers who have lost jobs. They plan to offer additional compensation, and will work with state and local agencies to find new employment. MasterBrand has also stated the former employees will be encouraged to apply at the company's other facilities. Auburn's Workforce Development Division is working with other area industries to help find work for the displaced employees, and is also planning a job fair.  Along with the company headquarters in Jasper, MasterBrand still operates plants and facilities in Illinois, Iowa, North Carolina, Kentucky and California. 

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