Allied Tube & Conduit Corporation recently announced it will cease the manufacturing of steel fence framework and sprinkler pipe products, effective Oct. 5 and exit the market shortly thereafter.
Existing contracts and customer service commitments will continue to be honored during the period that the fence and sprinkler businesses are being phased out.
With this announcement, the remaining production of additional products at its Philadelphia site will be transferred to other Atkore facilities and the manufacturing site will be closed.
Additionally, fence and sprinkler-related operations at its Harvey, Illinois, and Phoenix, Arizona, facilities will be eliminated. These restructuring actions are expected to result in the elimination of approximately 317 positions across the United States. Atkore is providing assistance to those affected employees, such as severance, outplacement services and state training programs.
"We continually conduct strategic reviews of our businesses and their alignment with our mission to be customers' first choice for electrical raceway and mechanical products and solutions," John Williamson, president and CEO of Atkore International, said. "While this was a difficult decision, it was necessary to ensure we direct the appropriate focus and resources on delivering greater overall value to our customers in our core businesses."
Atkore International Inc. delivers a unique portfolio of integrated electrical raceway solutions that deploy, isolate and protect a structure's electrical circuitry from feed to outlet.