STOUGHTON, Wis., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelson Global Products, a global manufacturer of exhaust products, structural and air and fluid carrier tubes, has announced it is refining its U.S. manufacturing footprint. The company's Clinton, TN, and Morton, IL, facilities will be expanding their product offerings and increasing production.
Nelson's Peoria, IL, facility will close operations by the fall of 2014, and its 34 employees will be offered similar employment positions in one of the two Morton facilities, located 20 miles from the Peoria facility. Approximately, ten new employees will be hired at the Clinton facility.
"We have become a stronger, more flexible company. Simultaneously, market changes are dictating that we make smart changes in our manufacturing capacity and locations – both which will benefit our customers and our employees," said Doug Dole, vice president-operations, Nelson.
"This manufacturing shift will allow us to provide more local support for our customers in Tennessee, as well as improve working conditions for our employees in the newer Morton facilities," Dole said, noting the decision does not reflect on the performance or work ethic of its employees.
About Nelson Global Products
With 75 years of rich engineering and manufacturing history, Nelson Global Products designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of high performance exhaust and tubular products for OEM and aftermarket use for the global on-highway and off-highway markets. These products include mufflers and silencers; exhaust tube assemblies; EGR and Thermal Management Tubing (TMT) for emissions systems; pressurized tube assemblies for air, hydraulic and lubrication; and structural assemblies.
The company's operations include corporate offices in Stoughton, WI, and manufacturing operations in Clinton, TN; Fort Wayne, IN; Arcadia, Black River Falls and Viroqua, WI, Morton, IL, Cambridge, MN; and international operations in Scoresby, Australia; Pune, India; Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and Changzhou, China.
Stringent new emissions regulations for U.S. on-highway diesel engines, mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency, have required the industry's need for quality, thermal management tubing solutions. As other countries adopt tighter emissions standards, Nelson anticipates its thermal management technology and products will help those vehicle customers meet those standards.
SOURCE Nelson Global Products