Associated Materials (parent company to Alside, Gentek, Alpine Windows and Preservation) filed a notice of Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) with the Ohio Office of Workforce Development on March 21, revealing plans to reduce its workforce in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. According to the notice, more than 130 workers are slated to lose their jobs in May 2024.

The move, the company says in its WARN notice, is part of a long-term plan, which includes “concentrating windows production in the U.S. to locations strategically aligned to growth opportunities in the market and where [the company] can continue to service existing customers.”

In a letter addressed to Breeyn Handberg, the Rapid Response & WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Program Administrator, Associated Materials’ vice president of human resources and operations Mark Dickinson wrote that the company is restructuring and “will be eliminating employees dedicated to windows manufacturing operations, excluding specialty windows” at the Cuyahoga Falls location, also known as Central Facility.

“Associated Materials remains committed to Central as part of the company’s headquarters with manufacturing, warehousing, and expanded engineering and development capacity,” Dickinson told [DWM].

In addition to continuing to produce patio doors and specialty windows, the location will transform into a “windows innovation hub,” focused on developing the company’s most innovative products, Dickinson said.

As for employees, “The company is committed to supporting those affected by this transition,” Dickinson said. “Eligible employees will receive severance and support in job searching. Additionally, employees will have the opportunity to apply for different roles within the company.”

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