Deflecto to close Indianapolis, Fishers plants

December 15, 2008

Locally based manufacturer Deflecto Corp. has told the state that it will close a plant in Indianapolis and another in Fishers, throwing a total of 219 workers out of jobs.

However, the company said it may keep a small service office with about 11 employees in the Indianapolis area. Details of Deflecto's plans were not clear; company officials could not be reached for comment.

Headquartered at 7035 E. 86th St., the company invented registers that deflect air from heating and air-conditioning systems. It manufactures air duct equipment, display stands for business cards and other company literature, and plastic mats to protect floors from chairs.

Deflecto is a division of Jordan Industries Inc. of Deerfield, Ill., which owns other plastic-manufacturing companies.

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