388 jobs affected in Carbon County firetruck plant closure

  • Source: LehighValleyLive.com
  • Published: 09/22/2021 12:36 PM

A firetruck manufacturing plant in Carbon County is closing next year, its parent company says. REV Group Inc. announced earlier this month that production at its KME Fire Apparatus facilities in both Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania, and Roanoke, Virginia, is being transitioned to other REV Fire Group plants. The closure of KME, or Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp., in Nesquehoning affects 388 jobs, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. Orders already in progress at the two facilities will continue to be built there, with production expected to be completed by April 2022, REV Group says. New orders will be transferred to other REV Fire Group facilities. KME is meeting with employees from the Nesquehoning and Roanoke facilities to discuss options and reassignments, according to the parent company.


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