Nelson Global Products Announces Restructuring Plan
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
Consolidation will close facilities in Tennessee and Minnesota
STOUGHTON, Wis., May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelson Global Products Inc., a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of exhaust, tubular, and emissions related products for on and off-road vehicles, outdoor power equipment and power sports markets today announced a restructuring plan that will reduce costs and utilize excess capacity in other Nelson facilities in North America. The consolidation includes the closing of facilities in Clinton, Tennessee, and Cambridge, Minnesota.
Steve Scgalski, CEO of Nelson Global Products, says the decision to restructure was difficult, but necessary to ensure cost effectiveness and the continued growth of the company.
"This decision is based on the need to reduce our fixed costs and better utilize our assets, which in turn will help us remain competitive in the marketplace," he said. "This also allows us to enhance services at facilities located as close to our customers as possible. We have been providing services to our customers for over 70 years and these business-based decisions ensure that we'll be around for many more years to come."
The company anticipates closing the Clinton and Cambridge manufacturing plants by the end of this year. The decision affects approximately 300 Nelson employees.
"We will be working with our employees in both Clinton and Cambridge to assist them where possible, which includes financial assistance in the form of severance and retention payments," Scgalski said. "Employees will be encouraged to apply for open positions at other facilities within Nelson Global Products."
About Nelson Global Products
Nelson Global Products is a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm headquartered in Chicago, IL.
With a 70+ years of rich engineering and manufacturing history, Nelson Global Products designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of high performance exhaust, tubular, and emissions related products for OEM and aftermarket use for the global on-highway, off-highway, and power sports markets. These products include mufflers and silencers; exhaust tube assemblies; EGR and Thermal Management Tubing (TMT) for emissions systems; pressurized tube assemblies for air, hydraulic and lubrication; and structural assemblies.
The company's operations include corporate offices in Stoughton, WI and manufacturing operations in Fort Wayne, IN; Arcadia, Black River Falls and Viroqua, Wisconsin; Troutdale, OR; Statesville, NC; and international operations in Monterrey and Saltillo Mexico; Scoresby, Australia; Daman, Chenai, Rudrapaur, and Pune India; Rio Grande do Sul and Araucaria, Brazil; and Changzhou, China.