MADISON — BouMatic informed
the state Tuesday that it will be closing its metal fabrication,
welding, machining and assembly department in Madison, resulting
in 59 employees losing their jobs. In its place, the company
will relocate other workers.
According to the
notification sent to the Department of Workforce Development,
the plant closure at 1919 S. Stoughton Road will occur Dec. 30.
The letter says that BouMatic’s customers continue to be
“interested in innovation and technology” and the company will
continue to be an “industry leader.”
Following the closure of the
plant in its current state, it will be utilized for chemical,
rubber goods and logistics employees.
“The company is evaluating
moving the balance of its employees outside the state to take
advantage of economic incentives that may be available to it,”
reads the letter.
The company’s union
employees are represented by Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and
Transportation Association Local 565.
DWD’s regional workforce
partner, the South Central Workforce Development Board, will
provide Rapid Response services to affected workers.