BouMatic to close Madison metal fabrication plant

Freeman Staff

Nov. 3, 2015

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.