Cookware plant closing in Fort Wayne, idling 190 workers

December 4, 2009

Fort Wayne-based Lincoln Foodservice Products Inc. has notified state officials that it will close its “small wares” plant there and let go 190 employees.

A notice, posted Thursday on the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s Web site, said the job cuts will begin Feb. 1. Lincoln did provide a reason for the closing.

The plant manufactures specialty cookware for restaurants.

Lincoln is owned by Wisconsin-based Manitowoc Co. Inc. It manufactures commercial and institutional food-service cooking equipment, serving systems, and utensils.

Lincoln is one of the largest manufacturers of conveyor ovens and other cooking equipment, and bills itself as the nation’s largest manufacturer of commercial and institutional aluminum food-service supplies.



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