Invacare shifts production out of Canada
ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will close its London, Canada, manufacturing facility by mid-2014, it announced today. The plant produces long-term care beds and case goods. Production of the case goods will be moved to an Invacare plant in Sanford, Fla., while production of the beds will be outsourced to a third party with facilities “around the world,” according to a press release. ''While we regret the impact that this decision will have on our London associates, we believe this is an important step for the long-term health of the company,” said Gerald Blouch, Invacare president/CEO. “We expect that this closure will result in long-term cost savings that will enhance our ability to compete in the healthcare market.” Invacare on Feb. 6 reported a decrease in net sales for 2013.