General set to close Quebec plant

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General Manufacturing’s facility in Drummondville, Quebec, will be winding down its operations sometime this fall, according to the company.

The exact date has not yet been established, but an announcement will be made when this information is available, according to General marketing and communications manager Norman Frampton.

“This decision was deemed necessary to increase efficiency by combining all Canadian operations under one roof and by eliminating non-profitable SKUs from our product mix,” Frampton said in a statement. “It should also be noted that this decision will not affect our very successful distribution center in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

“Current supplies of raw materials are being used at the plant to build up inventory on some of the more popular models, and to build up a long-term supply of replacement parts. Warranty service and replacement parts for existing General Manufacturing models will be available through General International and our network of dealers for years to come.

“We intend to continue building on our proud heritage, and the depth of knowledge and experience acquired from over six decades of service to the woodworking industry will guide us in our ongoing commitment to supply woodworkers with quality innovative products. This decision will also allow us to refocus our attention and resources on expansion and further development to our General International, General CNC and Excalibur products that are growing in popularity with woodworkers the world over.”

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