WisBusiness: Brunswick to close Antigo plant


Brunswick Bowling & Billiards said Monday it will shut down its bowling pin plant in Antigo and lay off 70 workers.

The closure is effective immediately, but the company said it would pay workers for the next two months.

A company official said Brunswick will shift production from the northern Wisconsin factory to a plant in New York run by contract manufacturer QubicaAMF. Brunswick said closing the Antigo plant is expected to result in charges of nearly $4.5 million this year.

In a statement, Warren N. Hardie, president of Brunswick Bowling & Billiards said “the industry has more capacity to provide pins than it can support. By utilizing contract manufacturing, Brunswick will be able to better focus its efforts on serving customers in the global bowling products market.”