FPM Heat Treating to close Milwaukee plant

Last updated on January 31st, 2020 at 01:02 pm

Elk Grove Village, Illinois-based FPM Heat Treating plans to close its facility at 11200 W. Heather Ave. in Milwaukee, resulting in the termination of 27 employees.

In a “notice of business closing” letter to the state Department of Workforce Development, FPM president and chief executive officer William Koziel said the company will cease production operations at its Milwaukee plant between April 1 and April 15, and will permanently close the facility by May 12.

“FPM plans to close its facility and terminate most remaining employees at its Milwaukee facility between April 1 and April 15, 2020, with all remaining production employees being terminated by May 12, 2020,” Koziel’s letter to the state states.

In the letter, Koziel said the company’s lease of the building expires on May 12. The building is owned by an affiliate of Beloit-based Hendricks Commercial Properties, according to city records.

FPM plans to eliminate employees at the facility in phases, starting on April 1 until it ends production there on April 15. The employees are not unionized.

In addition to Milwaukee and Elk Grove Village, FPM also has a facility in Cherry Valley, Illinois.

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