KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- BlueScope Steel North America Corp. is closing its VP Buildings manufacturing operations in Kernersville in December, eliminating 175 jobs.
BlueScope Steel is the parent company of VP Buildings. The announcement was made on Tuesday.
The company, which manufactures pre-engineered steel buildings, took the action after it analyzed its manufacturing capacity and market conditions.
A statement from the company said its decision to close the Kernersville plant is part of an overall strategy to enhance the company's geographic presence, establish expanded manufacturing and service operations, and support its multi-brand strategy.
VP Buildings said it will help its employees find other jobs. The existing engineering and customer-service teams, comprised of more than 100 employees, will remain in Kernersville.