Beaulieu announces closure of model facility

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DALTON—Almost two weeks since the announced closure at the end of the year of its Riverbend facility and the securing of $230,000,000 in loan refinancing, Beaulieu of America officials announced today the reduction of operations at its Dalton Model Plant, effective January 2, 2012. The plant has been in operation since 1989.

“We make each of these decisions very carefully,” said Ralph Boe, president and CEO. “That’s why we wanted to re-evaluate this action before we announced.”

Approximately 150 Beaulieu associates could be affected. The tufting and dying operations at the Model Plant will be phased-out over the next two months, with production absorbed by other Beaulieu facilities. Beaulieu will make every effort to offer Model Plant associates other opportunities within the company, according to Boe. “This is regrettable but necessary in the face of a continued sluggish economy and reduced carpet demand. These two closures (Riverbend and Model) will allow our remaining tufting mills to operate on a more efficient basis.”

For more information, contact Boe at support@blissflooring.com

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