US HB Fuller to close 6 plants, cut 130 positions in Forbo deal

19 April 2012 16:14  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--HB Fuller plans to close six plants by mid-2013 and eliminate 130 positions in its North America business as part of its acquisition of Forbo Group, the US-based adhesives producer said on Thursday.

The plants to be closed include: Pointe-Claire, Quebec; Morris, Illinois; Kansas City, Kansas; Eugene, Oregon; Jackson, Tennessee and Dallas, Texas.

“These facility closures will be staggered over the next 15 months and will result in approximately 90 job eliminations,” HB Fuller said.

The company said it will consolidate its North America adhesives business operations within its remaining US facilities in California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and Washington.

HB Fuller also plans to close the former Forbo corporate and research offices in Morrisville, North Carolina, and has restructured its field sales and technical teams. These actions will eliminate about 40 positions, the company said.

HB Fuller makes adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals.

HB Fuller announced on 5 March it had closed on the Forbo acquisition.

By: Brian Ford
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