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Voisard Manufacturing closes doors

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  Original Published: 1/31/2014

Voisard Manufacturing, headquartered in Shiloh, has closed its doors, leaving more than 100 employees jobless.

Employees at the Shiloh plant confirm they were let go during a meeting this morning, when management announced the closing. They say they were given 15 minutes to gather their personal items from the factory, and get out. They say the closure also affects the Shelby plant too.

Voisard General Manager Chad Constein would not confirm the closing, and would only say the company is not prepared to say anything at this time.

Many employees are now commenting on Facebook, saying the closing came without warning. Employees say their health insurance runs out at midnight tonight and they're receiving no severance pay. One man, who didn't want to be identified, says the company told them they may or may not receive vacation pay that is owed to them. This same man says employees had already taken a 20% pay cut for hours worked in January. The employee also says the company told everyone that they had someone coming next week who is interested in buying the company. If that happens, the company could reopen its doors.

Voisard Manufacturing builds metal parts used in the construction, environmental, transportation, material handling, electrical and special equipment industries.  Their main office is located in Shiloh.  The Shelby location handles assembly, painting and distribution.  Voisard also operates a third manufacturing facility in York, Pennsylvania.  According to the company's website, Voisard has operated for more than 85 years.

   
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