A manufacturing business in Monticello will be closing soon, leaving about 70 people without a job.
Monticello City Administrator Doug Herman says MedPlast has been in operation in the city for over four decades.
MedPlast is a plastic injection molding operation. Earlier this year, MedPlast was renamed Viant after the company – based in Massachusetts – acquired a medical supply business. Herman is optimistic that the MedPlast workers will be able to stay in the area.
Another plastic molding business in Monticello, Orbis Manufacturing, recently expanded and could be adding to its workforce soon. The MedPlast facility in Monticello is scheduled to close in mid-November. Herman said he and many others tried to work with Viant officials to keep the plant open, but they weren’t interested in doing so.
MedPlast is housed in Monticello’s Industrial Park. Herman said several local companies have already expressed interest in moving in to the building when MedPlast is closed.
(story courtesy of Radio Iowa)