Ceramic Industry News

Ferro to Close Niagara Falls Plant in 2007 (11/17/06)

November 17, 2006
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
Ferro Corp. plans to close its Niagara Falls, N.Y., facility by the end of 2007. Approximately 150 employees are located at the facility, which supplies a range of dielectric and industrial ceramic products for the electronic materials and other marketplaces. The activities currently performed at Niagara Falls will be gradually transferred to other Ferro facilities.

"The Niagara Falls facility has been impacted by changes in its markets," said Barry Russell, vice president of Ferro Electronic Material Systems. "Demand for the types of products produced at the Niagara Falls facility has diminished greatly over the last several years. The remaining volume of business is insufficient to support the current manufacturing capacity, and this is not expected to change in the future. Ferro regrets the impact that this difficult, but necessary, business decision will have on our employees. However, the proposed closure will allow us to remain competitive and at the same time retain the flexibility needed to support future business growth."

Ferro also maintains a production facility in Penn Yan, N.Y. That site employs about 207 and also produces materials for the electronic materials market. Ferro anticipates that the transfer of a portion of the work currently being done in Niagara Falls will add approximately 25 jobs at the Penn Yan facility, while other work transfer is expected to add about 16 jobs at Ferro's site in Uden, the Netherlands.

Ferro's website is located at www.ferro.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

June 2014 Issue Highlights

Our June 2014 issue is now available!


Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI September 2014 cover

2014 September

You won't want to miss the CI Top 10, traditionally our most popular article of the year!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px