The Nicholasville Trim Masters plant, located at 401 Enterprise Drive, anticipates laying off more than 100 employees, Jessamine County Economic Development director Wayne Foster said.
“They are going to lay off some; it's the same layoff that's been scheduled for a year,” Foster said. “They were supposed to do it in June, and it has to do with the reduction of (Toyota) Camrys that's shifting to Georgetown.”
Foster said Trim Masters is not closing its Nicholasville facility.
“It's going to be a pretty good reduction, but they have picked up the (Toyota) Avalon contract,” he said. “They'll continue to do the Avalon contract for probably a year and a half or a year and a quarter or something like that.”
Foster said the layoff would happen in a short time frame, but he added that the state would come in to assist employees.
“When there is a reduction of force of a significant amount, they'll call the state or the state wants to be called in to help the employees that are going to be laid off,” he said. “It's my understanding that a lot of the layoffs are of the voluntary nature because of the severance package.”
A phone call to Larry Carter, vice president of human resources at the plant, was not immediately returned.
According to its website, Trim Masters is a joint venture company that was incorporated in October 1987. The company has 11 locations in four states and two foreign countries and has annual sales of more than $1 billion per year.
The company makes door trim, including injection molding and assembly, seat assembly and vacuum forming and assembly.
The Journal will update this story as more information becomes available.