Master-Bilt’s production plant in New Albany, Mississippi will close due to the strains placed upon the brand during the coronavirus pandemic.
The closure comes after news that parent company Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG) had made several layoffs within the facility in question in early May, 2020.
Master-Bilt will now move its operations to RSG’s Hudson, Wisconsin, factory, sharing space with the Nor-Lake brand.
It is reported that the move will be complete by the end of October 2020.
RSG’s other Mississippi warehouse, in Guntown, will remain operational.
An RSG statement read: “Covid-19 has caused sudden, dramatic, and unexpected conditions outside of the company’s control.
“The unprecedented and major economic downturn and the governmental-forced closures of many of RSG’s customers have contributed to these unforeseeable business conditions.”
Meanwhile, CEO Kevin Fink added: “RSG is committed to maintaining the Master-Bilt brand and will continue to support our customers, sales representatives, service agents and channel partners.
“We wish to extend our appreciation to our employees, customers and channel partners for their support over the years of the Master-Bilt brand and throughout this manufacturing change.”