The Illinois Tool Works Inc. Food Equipment Group's production facility in Richmond Hill will be closing as part of a consolidation plan.
The 42 Richmond Hill employees were notified on Wednesday. Richmond Hill production facility is responsible for several Hobart and Berkel products.
The company determined after an analysis of its global operations and footprint that it can more efficiently use the space and other resources with the Food Equipment Segment by consolidating the Richmond Hill production facility into the larger facility in Hillsboro, OH.
The consolidation is expected to take place during the fourth quarter of 2014.
The closure is no reflection on their efforts or the quality of product they produced, according to the company.