Dupont to close Chattanooga facility this month
The business will cease production of nylon specialty polymer by December 31, impacting 40 workers.
Dupont Performance Polymers will close its Chattanooga site late this month.
“In an effort to streamline operations, DuPont Performance Polymers is consolidating its manufacturing footprint," said Mike Kirkland, Chattanooga Plant Manager, in a written statement to Channel 3.
"As a result, the business will cease production of nylon specialty polymer at its Chattanooga, Tennessee site by the end of 2015."
The Dupont portion of the Invista-owned plant employs a total of 40 workers. That includes 26 DuPont employees and 14 contractors.
Mundy Companies employs some of the contractors impacted. Robert Short, VP of Human Resources for Mundy, tells Channel 3 those employees will be able to find other work in the Chattanooga area on other Mundy projects.
"We know this type of news can be difficult for those impacted, and the decision was very carefully considered," said Kirkland.
Career transition support services will be provided and DuPont employees will be able to apply for open positions within the company.
"During this transition our priority is to maintain respect for our people, high-quality service to our customers and high standards around our other core values of safety, ethics and environmental stewardship," said Kirkland.