Palmer Johnson Yachts to close in Sturgeon Bay

Freeman Staff

Sept. 3, 2015

STURGEON BAY — Palmer Johnson Yachts notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it will be shutting down its operations in Sturgeon Bay because of diminished sales and increase foreign competition. About 100 people will be affected by the facility’s closing.

“Our operation and employment levels have continued to diminish, sales have diminished, offshore competitive pressures have escalated, and as a result this action becomes a necessity. We are disappointed and saddened by this business closing and yet realize that there is no alternative,” Palmer Johnson owner Timur Mohamed wrote in a letter to the state Wednesday.

The facilities at 128 Kentucky St. and 1023 Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay will be closed by the end of the fourth quarter with layoffs beginning Oct. 31.

The Wisconsin Bay Area Workforce Development Board will work with the affected employees.