AAF International to Close Hutchins, TX Plant


Source: AAF International

LOUISVILLE, KY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/12 -- American Air Filter Co., Inc. d/b/a AAF International, announced today it will be closing its 340,000 square foot Hutchins, TX plant. The closing is scheduled to be complete by the end of September 2012 and will result in the elimination of a majority of the jobs in the Hutchins plant. AAF customers purchasing from the Hutchins plant will be supplied from other AAF plants and distribution centers. AAF's Hutchins plant currently has 100 hourly and salaried employees, and produces panel and pleated filters for a wide variety of end users. This restructuring will allow AAF to more effectively serve its entire customer base in North America with a more responsive manufacturing and distribution footprint.

'AAF will work with our customers in the coming weeks to provide a seamless transition of supply,' said Greg Parlee, AAF's vice president of sales for air filter products Americas. Phillip Coates, AAF's interim vice president of operations for air filter products Americas, said, 'We sincerely appreciate the hard work and commitment of all our people during this transition.'

AAF International, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has more than 3,000 employees, 22 manufacturing facilities, and 5 R&D centers worldwide. AAF designs, develops, and manufactures air filtration solutions for commercial, industrial, cleanroom, transportation, and nuclear power applications. AAF also provides inlet air cooling and sound attenuation solutions for high-speed rotating machinery. For more information, visit www.aafintl.com.


For additional information, please contact:
Michelle Ecken
Manager, Marketing & Communications
AAF International
P.O. Box 35690
Louisville, KY 40232-5690
Phone: 502.637.0011


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