Shaw Industries will close its solid hardwood flooring manufacturing plant in Stuart, Va., by the end of 2017, according to WDBJ 7 News. The plant employs more than 150 people, who learned Oct. 31 that they can transfer to other locations within the company.

“Shaw continually evaluates the best way to meet customer needs and adapts our operations accordingly,” the company said in a statement. “As demand for flooring products shifts, Shaw is adjusting its solid hardwood production capacity.”

The company has three other solid hardwood manufacturing facilities, all of which will continue to operate, the statement said. Impacted Shaw associates will also be given the opportunity to relocate to other Shaw facilities.

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