Northwest Iowa plant will close, over 100 employees out of work
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (KTIV) -
A northwest Iowa furniture business will close its doors this fall leaving over 100 employees in search of new jobs. Nemschoff Chairs in Sioux Center will close its plant by Sept. 15th. Nemschoff, a subsidiary of Herman Miller Inc., has already started laying off employees.
Herman Miller, Inc. spokesperson Mark Schurman says none of the 111 employees will be transferred, but the company has offered workers a comprehensive severance package. He says Herman Miller is committed to doing right by the employees and plans to use a career service to help employees find new jobs.
Schurman says the plant's closure is in no way tied to productivity or quality of the workers. Instead, Schurman says Herman Miller has been directly impacted by the uncertainty of the Health Care Reform Law and a shrinking market for products.
Herman Miller, Inc. is a furniture company based in Michigan.