Cookware plant closing in Fort Wayne, idling 190 workers

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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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