Joerns Healthcare manufacturing operations to close in Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -
Joerns Healthcare will close its manufacturing plant in Stevens Point.
According to a company press release, Stevens Point manufacturing operations will be consolidated into plants in Arlington, TX, Matamoros, TX and Dumas AR over the next 6 to 12 months.
Customer and technical support along with design and development will continue in the Stevens Point location, according to the press release.
The company doesn't say how many employees will be affected by the move.
Meanwhile, State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) sent out a press release saying the secretary of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation "reached out to Joerns many times to offer them incentives to maintain their presence in Stevens Point. The City of Stevens Point also offered a generous package to keep those jobs here."
Lassa says that the state will now focus on directed resources to the 140 Joerns workers and families who will need to transition to new jobs.