SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Window and door manufacturer Harvey Building Products has announced plans to close its Springfield facility and move about 100 jobs to other locations in New England.
The Waltham-based company says a slowdown in the housing market, along with an upcoming option to renew the lease on the Springfield plant, prompted the decision.
The western Massachusetts workers will be offered jobs at plants in Dartmouth, Mass., and Londonderry, N.H., which plan to add about 45 positions each next year. Harvey officials say the company's most popular products are already made at company-owned plants in those communities.
Company president Alan Marlow called it a difficult but necessary decision. The Springfield facility is slated to close in late January.