Thursday, June 25, 2015

Master Lock To Shut Down NY Plant, Move Some Jobs To Mexico

(Rochester)  The Master Lock Company announced Tuesday it will close the SentrySafe plant in Rochester. All positions at the Rochester plant, along with the Cannelton, Indiana location, will be relocated to Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and Mexico.
A total of 350 employees will lose their jobs. The positions will be reduced starting January 2016 and the plants will be completely closed by June 2016. A statement from Master Lock states the “decision is in no way a reflection of the successes, talents and skills of the SentrySafe team.
We’re incredibly impressed with their commitment to build a great company.” The company said it will provide severance and job placement services. Some employees have already been offered positions and relocation opportunities. Other offers will be made to the most qualified individuals.
A portion of the release reads: “We continue to believe that SentrySafe is a great fit for Master Lock as both companies deliver iconic brands with strong market share, consumer awareness and significant potential to leverage the brands globally.” In a statement, Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith said, “Of course, we are disappointed to be losing a business in town as long-established and as prominent as Sentry Safe. I’ll be reaching out to the company to see what role, if any, we can play in helping to facilitate the re-employment of its employers.”

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