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MI Home Products shutting down Lebanon facility

Thursday, November 20, 2008

MI Home Products shut its doors at its Brazil facility in February 2007.

On Thursday, employees at the Lebanon facility learned the company was shutting that facility down as well.

MI Windows and Doors parent facility is located in Pennsylvania. They had no comment regarding the closing of the Lebanon facility.

Approximately 30-40 employees at the Lebanon facility previously worked at the Clay County plant, located in Brazil. When the Brazil plant closed, employees were given the option to transfer to the Lebanon office.

According to a letter provided to employees by MI's eastern division President Matt DeSoto, workers will be paid through Jan. 19, 2009.

The letter further stated all employees would receive the balance of their unused vacation pay for the 2008 vacation year and full vacation pay for 2009.

As well, the letter stated employees would receive sick pay.

According to information provided by The Lebanon Reporter, it was estimated that "well over" 100 people would lose jobs from the plant closing.

MI's website states the business is one of the nation's largest suppliers of vinyl, aluminum and composite windows and doors. The business got its start in 1947, manufacturing screens.

In March, IVC announced plans to purchase the former MI building. IVC Industrial Coatings Inc., specializes in liquid paint products.

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That's horrible. I am from Brazil and I know people who worked at MI down there and now I live in Lebanon and I know people who worked up here at this facility too. My heart goes out to all those people.

-- Posted by jessdixon on Thu, Nov 20, 2008, at 2:46 PM

My brother in law is losing his job please pray!

-- Posted by ibclean76@yahoo.com on Thu, Nov 20, 2008, at 3:10 PM

Here they go again. I worked for MI in Brazil for 13 years. I said it wouldn't be long and they would shut the Lebanon plant down too. My heart goes out to all those people that was there. My prayers go out to you folks.

-- Posted by Gate01 on Thu, Nov 20, 2008, at 8:52 PM

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