Fuqua Building Systems, a modular home manufacturer stopped producing at its Boonville, MO factory in May and decided to close it for good earlier this month.
At one time they employed about 175 people at the Boonville facility, but sales started to decline when the housing bubble burst in 2007.
There were nine modular home manufacturers in Missouri and Kansas five years ago, and now there is only one. Fuqua operated in Boonville for more than 40 years.
|Fuqua plant in Boonvill, MO|
Fuqua made a series of layoffs before effectively closing in May. When the company cut 28 jobs in February 2010 but had hoped to hire some people back by late that summer.
Fuqua also closed its office in Bend, Ore. They have already disabled all links within their website to the Boonville, MO production facility.