GSI to Close Flora, IL, Facility
Location closure will happen January 31, affect 89 employees
GSI, headquartered in Assumption, IL, is a manufacturer of steel farm bins, commercial storage grain bins and grain silos.
State Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, confirmed the closure in a statement on his website and said he was saddened to hear of the move.
“I am sad to hear of the decision to close the Flora facility of GSI and the 89 employees affected by this closing," Rep. Bailey said in the statement. "This is what happens when the tax-hikers in our state keep raising taxes and increasing fees on families and businesses. The business decision to consolidate operations and reduce costs is understandable, but I’m hopeful that all of these people will be able to keep their jobs in the consolidation at the Newton and Assumption, IL, plants."