Atrium's Connecticut Facility to Close in March

Atrium Companies Inc. announced that it is closing its 79,000-square-foot facility in Shelton, Conn. The closing will be completed by March, 2007. All customers serviced out of Shelton will be transitioned to the company's Welcome, N.C., facility without disruption. The facility in Welcome already produces more than half of the product that goes to the Northeast region's customers, the company reports.

"Market conditions in the Northeast and the capacity for additional volume in North Carolina convinced us that this is the right decision for our company," said Bob Burns, Atrium's chief operating officer. "The North Carolina operation can absorb this business and still provide one-week delivery to all customer locations."

According to Burns, the closing of the Shelton facility will affect approximately 60 employees.

"Although this decision is in the best interest of our operational strategy, it is regrettable any time a closing displaces a dedicated workforce," he said.

Atrium has made the announcement to its Shelton employees, as well as to those customers affected by the realignment. In many cases, orders previously placed out of Shelton have already been transitioned.

"We expect this process to be seamless for our customers," Burns said.

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