Schiller Grounds Care last week announced consolidation of its Norfolk, Neb., manufacturing operations into two of its existing operations in Johnson Creek, Wis., and Southampton, Pa. The Norfolk facility has been leased since the Classen brand was acquired in 2004. Approximately 27 full time employees are impacted with several individuals being offered positions to relocate. 

“The decision to consolidate is in no way a reflection on the work of the Classen employees, nor the talent and pride with which they do it,” the company said. “This consolidation will help ensure that the performance of Classen products remains best-in-class, and that Schiller’s costs are structured in a way that will keep it strong, efficient and competitive both in today’s economic environment and into the future.”

The consolidation is effective immediately.