PRESCOTT, Ark. (Jan. 10, 2011)—Firestone Building Products Co. L.L.C. is planning to close its facility in Kingstree, S.C., and transfer capacity and production to another North American facility in Prescott, Ark.
Both factories make EPDM sheets for the roofing industry.
The closure in Kingstree affects 190 people. Firestone said it would increase employment in Prescott by 100, for a total of about 500.
The company said it will transfer equipment from South Carolina to Prescott as part of the move, which is expected to be introduced steadily in the first half, and be complete by July 1.