After 21 years in operation, the Rubbermaid plant in the south-central Iowa town of Centerville is being shut down, eliminating hundreds of jobs. The production side will close its doors September 15th with distribution continuing through mid-October.
The manufacturing will be shifted to another Rubbermaid facility in Winfield, Kansas. The Centerville plant employs nearly 500 workers. They’ll each get one week of severance pay for each year at Rubbermaid with a two-week minimum. They were also offered transfers to Kansas.