The Timken LLC Plant at 4505 Campbell Road in Fort Scott’s Industrial Park will close in 2025, according to a press release from Timken Media Relations Spokesman Scott Schroeder.
“Today, we notified employees at our belts facility in Fort Scott, Kan., that we will be gradually winding down operations there and plan to close the plant in 2025,” he said. “While difficult, we’re making this change to streamline our operations and restructure our manufacturing footprint to better compete in a global market.”
“We will provide support to help those employees affected by this change, including on-site counseling, benefits planning and retention and severance pay. We wanted to be transparent and provide as much time as possible so employees can plan for their future,” he said.
“We’re committed to providing at least 60 days notice before an employee’s last day,” he said.
Approximately 155 employees work at Timken’s Fort Scott facility.
Timken engineers and manufactures bearings and industrial motion products…to help global industries operate more efficiently, according to the Timken website.