Illinois employers notified the state of nearly 1,200 upcoming layoffs last month, some driven by manufacturing plant closures.
Armacell, which makes foam components at a factory in South Holland, will lay off 87 people when it closes the plant by the end of the year.
The decision stemmed from “constraints of the existing equipment and a change in the competitive landscape,” said Tom Anen, spokesman for the German company.
“To remain competitive, Armacell constantly evaluates its global manufacturing footprint and the decision to close the plant was taken after assessing all strategic options available,” he said in an email.
Armacell continues to operate five...