Friday, July 4, 2008

Changes Planned For Grantsville's ClosetMaid Plant

Jul. 3, 2008
The ClosetMaid plant in Grantsville is converting its manufacturing line from vinyl-coated wire shelving units to laminate wood storage products. As a result, production volume is expected to increase and new employees hired.

New equipment for the changeover has started to arrive at the plant and will be installed during the next several months.

Located in the Northern Garrett County Industrial Park, the 154,000 square-foot facility opened last year. ClosetMaid officials said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in August that they plan to hire more than 200 employees over a five-year period.

According to county officials, the Florida-based company currently employs 65 at the Grantsville plant, but that number may grow to more than 100 with the planned changes.

Reportedly, ClosetMaid is changing its product line in an effort to adapt to a decrease in home sales and a slowing market.

Persons interested in working at ClosetMaid may fill out an application at the Maryland Job Center in Oakland or at the plant.


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