Urban Machinery announced that it has made some restructuring changes to the company, which includes the closing of its West Coast office in Port Townsend, Wash., effective immediately. All work previously performed by this office is being transferred to its Cambridge, Ontario, head office for sales and service, according to Volker Lamprecht, president and chief operating officer.

“The changes made by Urban in North America are necessary and will allow Urban to help all of our North American customers during these uncertain economic times, by reducing our overheads and allowing us to supply our customers with more cost effective solutions to their needs,” he adds.

He stresses that Urban Machinery continues to be a strong and stable manufacturer and supplier of equipment to the door and window industry worldwide including North America. Urban is supported by its corporate head office in Germany as well as its secondary production facilities in Austria and Fredericton, NB, Canada.

“We assure all of our customers that once our market returns to prosperous levels, Urban Machinery will once again open a west coast sales and service office,” says Lamprecht.

“We have been in business for over 50 years and will continue to be in business for many years to come,” he adds.

In a letter to customers Lamprecht told customers that any open orders and down payments for machines, parts or service placed with the Port Townsend office have all been transferred to Cambridge. Any future orders and down payments for machines, parts or service will now have to be placed with Urban in Cambridge.

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