Morton Buildings has announced its plan to close its Kenton shipping plant.
The last day will be Friday July 10.
The plant is located at 14483 State Route 31, south of Kenton.
It opened in 1971 and currently employs 41 people.
Employees were informed of the closing on Tuesday June 9, which gives them a 30 day notice of closure.
Employees were given the opportunity to apply to one of the other 5 Morton Buildings locations or to take a severance package based on time of service.
The complete release is here:
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While the Morton Buildings shipping plant in Kenton is closing, company officials stated that the construction center will remain open.
There are 12 employees that work out of that facility located on State Route 31 just south of Kenton.
The majority are crewmen who are dispatched to build projects for local customers.
Others are sales consultants who meet with potential customers to discuss options for the Morton Building they are hoping to build.
There is also an office administrator.