Leitz Tooling Systems announced on Thursday they would be closing their production line in Jasper and moving it to Grand Rapids, MI.
The closure affects 19 employees of the Jasper location who will lose their jobs. Leitz stated in a press release they are working to assist those employees to transition to other employment.
The move comes as Leitz restructures there operations to improve their overall efficiency by centralizing all production at the Grand Rapids North American headquarters. The company will continue to operate a service center in Jasper to serve its local customers.
Leitz stated in the press release they regret having to remove jobs from the Jasper area, and want to thank our employees for their years of service.
Leitz also stated they are working to assist those employees who will be displaced as they transition to other employment.
Leitz Tooling Systems is a member of the world’s leading manufacturing group of tooling solutions for machining wood and advanced materials. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leitz GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany for over 135 years and employs 3500 worldwide. Leitz Tooling Systems North American headquarters has been located in Grand Rapids, Michigan for over 28 years, and the company operates 10 service centers across the United States and Canada.