October 15, 2013
Ruskin Mfg., Fairmont, W.V., plans to close its plant in West Virginia in July 2014 and lay off 185 workers. The company attributes the pending closure to a decline in commercial construction markets.
The plant's operations will be transferred to facilities in Lexington, Ky.; Geneva, Ala.,; and Parsons, Kan. The company produces air and sound control products for the HVAC market, as well as dampers for tunnel ventilation, process applications, and wastewater treatment facilities.