Commercial floor covering manufacturer Tandus Group Inc. has announced that it will close its broadloom carpet manufacturing plant in Santa Ana, Calif., and transfer most of those assets to its existing Truro, Nova Scotia, facility.

Monterey, C&A and Crossley, the three product brands that comprise Tandus, will all continue to be marketed as separate and distinct brands, and the company will maintain a product design center in California.

Gordon Laing will remain CEO and president of Crossley, and will oversee the transition of equipment and operations to the Truro facility. Ralph Grogan will continue to lead the Monterey brand as its president and will remain in Santa Ana through the transition after which he will relocate to Dalton.

The Santa Ana closure will impact 150 employees. The company said it will work with appropriate state agencies to identify employment opportunities for those affected. The plant's final day of operation has not been determined, but it is currently expected it will occur by the end of the company's first fiscal quarter of 2005. There are no plans to close any other Tandus operations.