Ampco-Pittsburgh purchased the facility in 2017. A spokesperson sent the following statement to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4:
“As previously stated in our Press Release of May 10, 2019, excess capacity and high operating costs in our cast roll business have made operation of the Avonmore facility untenable. It is with regret that we are forced to close this facility which will impact the lives of many loyal, long-term employees of Akers National Roll Company.”
According to a letter sent to the Avonmore mayor, the company plans to begin letting employees go in July and the plant is set to close by the end of September.