CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (Sept. 5)—Eagle Elastomer Inc. said Aug. 27 it will close its Clearfield, Utah, facility and consolidate business at its new Cuyahoga Falls site because of economic conditions and a declining Western customer base, President Neil McHale said. The fluoroelastomer producer closed the plant and laid off 14 full-time employees, offering them severance packages toward the end of August, he said. "Present conditions like the electrical costs out West and the fact that our customer base is more in the Eastern to Midwestern part of the country also factored into this," he said. "We didn't break into the West like we thought we would." Equipment from the Clearfield site is being moved to the new Cuyahoga Falls facility, which was built in April and employs 35. The firm's fluoroelastomers are used in aerospace, food grade and other high-temperature applications.
Eagle Elastomer to close Utah site
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