JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Pennsylvania-based window company TRACO says it will close its 10-year-old factory in Johnson City, putting nearly 200 workers out of a job as early as November.
Company spokeswoman Denise Abraham told the Johnson City Press that employees were notified this week. She called the shutdown a difficult decision and blamed the slump in the construction industry.
The Johnson City factory makes energy efficient aluminum replacement windows. The plant had recently absorbed production from TRACO's shuttered third factory in Georgia.
Abraham says TRACO is consolidating all operations now at its headquarters outside Pittsburgh.