Haan Crafts LLC says it will close its facility in Benton County, resulting in 27 layoffs. The more than 40-year-old company says a growing number of schools cutting sewing classes has made it impossible to sustain "a profitable, stand-alone business."

Haan plans to keep the facility in Otterbein open through the end of June, and take orders through June 16. The company says its parent, Nasco Education, will continue to provide sewing materials through its catalog and website. 

You can see the company's notice to the state by clicking here and its message to customers by clicking here.