Prescott Products closing in the near future
By Tim Barnum
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PRESCOTT — Prescott Products will be closed in the near future, putting about eight people out of work.
Melling Industries of Jackson purchased Prescott Products in the 1980s, and Melling has decided to close the plant down, according to David Eizelman, general manager of Melling Industries.
“We’re going to be consolidating it with another one of our facilities,” he said.
Eizelman added the facility is being consolidated with Melling’s facility in Jackson.
No other information on the plant’s closure, such as the date Melling plans to discontinue production there, was available as of press time.
Mills Township Supervisor Lloyd Saunders said Prescott Products is the only manufacturing company in Mills Township. He said he has not heard a lot of details on the closure, and neither have the employees who work there.
“I’ve heard a little bit of hearsay,” he said. “I talked to one guy that works there, and they’re in the dark, too.”
“It’s really disappointing that those folks are going to lose their jobs,” Saunders added.
Saunders said he has received no news on potential buyers of the building, or if Melling plans on selling it.
The plant’s website, prescottproducts.com, says Prescott Products was founded in the 1940s and purchased by Melling in the 1980s. It is approximately 19,000 square feet and sits on 3.2 acres. The plant’s workers produced Swiss-type turning parts in recent years, and at one time the plant was an industry leader in screw machine manufacturing, according to the website.