Overhead door thanks workers


On behalf of Overhead Door Corporation, I would like to express sincere gratitude for the 16 employees of the Sweet Home plant, which is producing its final orders and has an anticipated closure date during the third quarter of 2012.

Overhead Door made the difficult decision to close the facility because the EcoBuilt line of residential garage doors, which is exclusively made at the Sweet Home plant, is being discontinued. The continuing challenges facing the national residential real estate market made this a reality.

We have nothing but the utmost appreciation for all of our Sweet Home plant employees who, over the years, produced a high-quality line of garage doors and other building products every single day. Their work has helped to make Overhead Door a leading manufacturer of doors and openers for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications, and we are grateful. Our hope is to assist the 16 men and women of the Sweet Home plant, who’ve been integral members of the Overhead Door family, in their job transition and training. Additionally, severance packages are being offered.

We would like to let the community of Sweet Home know that making the decision to close the plant was not easy. We know it will impact good people and their families, which is why we’re doing all we can to help them through the transition.

Bobby Gentile, VP,

Manufacturing and Logistics

Lewisville, Texas