Schiller Grounds Care announced April 24 that it is consolidating its manufacturing operations.


Effective immediately, production at its Norfolk, Neb.-based facility is being consolidated into two of Schiller’s existing operations in Johnson Creek, Wis., and Southampton, Pa. The Norfolk facility has been leased since the Classen brand was acquired in 2004. Approximately 27 full-time employees are impacted, with several individuals being offered positions to relocate.


According to a statement issued by Schiller Grounds Care, the decision to consolidate is in no way a reflection on the work of the Classen employees, nor the talent and pride with which they do it. This consolidation will help ensure that the performance of Classen products remains best in class and that Schiller’s costs are structured in a way that will keep it strong, efficient, and competitive both in today’s economic environment and into the future.