Atwood Mobile Products LLC will be closing its facility in West Union, Iowa, within the next 60 days, impacting 120 employees.
The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reported that Elkhart, Ind.-based Atwood, which designs and manufactures an array of products for recreational vehicles, has been hit hard by the slowdown in the RV industry.
The company employed a total of 2,700 workers at the end of 2007. It closed one of its Elkhart plants last year, putting 150 people out of work.
“It’s very unfortunate for the community and the employees,” the West Union Chamber of Commerce and Fayette County Economic Development office said in a prepared statement. “Atwood has been a major employer in West Union for many years. Our office is working closely with (Iowa) Workforce Development to assure the best possible assistance for the affected employees and their families.”
Atwood has operated a plant in West Union for about the last 30 years, according to the chamber. The office said Atwood has been the town’s largest employer.