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South Philipsburg business closing to put 34 out of work
Thursday, October 15, 2009
By Timothy Nebgen Staff Writer
PHILIPSBURG - Shain Solutions Inc., a furniture manufacturing company based at 509 Hemlock St. in the Village of South Philipsburg, will close its doors permanently Dec. 4, leaving 34 people at the facility out of work.
Dave Jahnke, president of sister company Diversified Woodcrafts Inc. based in Suring, Wis., attributed the closing to the ongoing downturn in the marketplace and competitive pressure. He said there is no chance that any potential upswing in the market could result in the facility's reopening, and he also noted that unfortunately there are no other locations locally for Shain's 34 employees to transfer to.
According to the Shain Solutions Web site, the company's furniture brand will be manufactured and shipped from Diversified Woodcrafts' Wisconsin location.
The Web site also notes Shain Solutions began life as Shain Industries in 1961. In the mid 1980s, the company purchased Shop-Bilt Inc. of Effingham, Ill., and introduced a new marketing strategy and sales strategy as well as a full array of automation under the banner of Shain Shop-Bilt Inc.

 


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