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Westfall Technik Announces Arizona Plant Closures, Layoffs

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The shutdown of two facilities in Tempe will affect 114 employees.

Westfall Technik notified state authorities last month that it would permanently close two of its plants in Arizona. The notification submitted on Feb. 23 in accordance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) act said that the shutdown would affect 114 workers at the two Tempe-based plants.

WARN requires employers with operations in Arizona to provide 60 days notice in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs.

The facilities located in the Tempe area formerly were doing business as Integrity Mold Inc. and MicroTech Southwest Inc., before being acquired by Westfall Technik in December 2017 and March 2019, respectively. 

Las Vegas–based Westfall Technik has distinguished itself over the past few years with an aggressive acquisition program, focusing on injection molding and moldmaking businesses, since its founding in 2017 by the former president and CEO of Nypro Inc., Brian Jones. It describes itself as a global holding company “disrupting the plastics manufacturing industry” by providing “end-to-end manufacturing solutions for the complete lifecycle of molded plastic parts.” The medical device industry is a particular focus, but it serves multiple other vertical markets.

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