Kinro Inc. – which makes aluminum and vinyl windows and doors for recreational vehicles and manufactured homes – will lay off 143 workers at its Bristol, Ind., plant and mothball the facility until business picks back up.
According to Manufacturing & Technology eJournal, the company announced the layoffs, slated for January, in a letter to the state of Indiana.
Marvin Givens, vice president of operations for Kinro, told Manufacturing & Technology eJournal that several dozen Bristol employees – as well as work being done at the site – will be moved to a plant in nearby Goshen.
“We don’t know how long it will be,” Givens said. “The RV and mobile home market that we serve is down, but we’re optimistic that it will come back one day and we’ll have that plant to go back to.”
Kinro, based in Arlington, Texas, is a subsidiary of Drew Industries Inc., White Plains, N.Y.