Legrand AV Moves Manufacturing Operation Out of State
Legrand AV, an audio-visual tech company with Minnesota roots, plans to move its Shakopee manufacturing operation out of state and into facilities in Ohio and Indiana.
The closure of the facility means the loss of 70 jobs here, according to a Wednesday WARN notice filed with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. In an email statement to TCB, Legrand spokeswoman Carly Sommers said the move is being made to better serve the company’s customer base. Operations at the Shakopee facility are expected to end by the end of November.
“We remain dedicated to our Minnesota roots, and our Audio Visual Corporate Headquarters, which houses over 200 employees, will remain in the Eden Prairie area.”
Legrand AV is owned by French multinational firm Legrand SA, which manufactures a wider range of electronics. The French company first landed in Minnesota through its 2017 acquisition of Eden Prairie-based Milestone AV Technologies. Legrand’s North and Central America division employs about 9,500 employees across the U.S., Canada, Central America, and Mexico.
Displaced employees will be provided with severance packages based on years of service. The company will also provide outplacement services to impacted employees, according to the statement.