Modine has closed its manufacturing facility in Wisconsin after an environmental assessment found the facility used toxic chemicals, according to a statement issued by the company.
The company said the facility, located on a farm near Wauwatosa, had been shut down due to the lack of permits and that the company will continue to operate the manufacturing facility as it has.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (WDAF) confirmed to The Verge that the inspection report did not indicate any health concerns.
Modine manufactures and sells its products in the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Italy.
In 2017, the company had a factory in Germany.
Modines chief executive, Robert Shoup, said in a statement that the closure was a natural outcome of the company’s decision to phase out its manufacturing operations.
“It was never our intention to keep the factory open, but unfortunately it is the reality of the manufacturing environment in Wisconsin,” he said.
“Our employees, customers, and partners are disappointed to see this closing.
We have been working diligently with the Wisconsin Department to provide our customers with a smooth transition as we make our way through the transition.”
Shoup said that Modine would work to find a permanent home for the facility.
Modined said it was working with the company to find an appropriate new home for its manufacturing plant.
“We are working with Modine Manufacturing, LLC to help them through this difficult time,” it said in the statement.
The plant closed in December 2018 after a lengthy environmental review.
Modina’s CEO, Robert, said that the closing of the plant was a “significant blow to the company.”
“Modine Manufacturing is a global leader in modine manufacturing and a partner to many of the world’s most successful and innovative brands,” he added.
“The quality of Modine products is unmatched, and we have been committed to a long and productive relationship with the local manufacturing facility.
We remain committed to making Modine a leader in the industry in both manufacturing and distribution.”
Modine also said it will be “working with the WDAF to find the right place to invest.”
“We hope that by moving forward with our plans to find and establish a permanent facility in the state of Wisconsin, we will be able to support our employees and partners with the new opportunities in manufacturing that are waiting for them,” Modine said.
Modis factory in Wisconsin was closed due to a lack of permit.
Source Modine manufacturing facility, a factory with hazardous chemicals, in Wauwats Lake County, WI.
Modi manufacturing facility is now closed.
pic.twitter.com/XePj6zQp2l— Modine (@modines) November 28, 2018