Leggett & Platt has served notice to state officials in Florida that it plans to close its steel wire plant in Jacksonville, which will result in the loss of 101 jobs.
A report in the Jax Daily Record said that the 150,000-sq-ft plant is owned by Adcom Wire Co., an affiliate of Leggett & Platt. The plant was built in 1980 and expanded in 1999. The layoffs, will be closed by the end of the year. The staff there includes 82 production and support employees, 14 managers and five administrative and clerical workers. Some employees will remain into the first quarter of 2020 to help with the closing.