Medtec closing plant in Florida after relocating from Goshen, White Pigeon
Posted: 07/30/2012 at 12:06 pm
By: Truth Staff
The closing of the production line in Bradenton, Fla., is expected to result in the loss of 325 jobs.
The company announced last week it had stopped taking orders for any new ambulances.
The company blamed shrinking municipal budgets on declining profits as cities and towns have chosen to cut spending on new emergency vehicles, parent company Oshkosh Corp, according to a report in the Bradenton (Fla.) Herald newspaper’s online website.
When the company closed its facilities in Goshen and White Pigeon, Mich., it resulted in the loss of about 175 jobs between the two plants.
The company had a presence in Goshen since the mid 1970s.