A Warren County metal fabricating plant with ties to an American icon is closing its doors later this year.
On Monday, officials from Chicago Bridge & Iron formerly Pittsburgh Des Moines Manufacturing announced its Warren shop will close in June.
The shop employees approximately 60 workers.
"There has been a slowdown in some orders and we are able to absorb the work elsewhere," Jan Sieving, CB&I vice president of marketing and communication, said. "It's unfortunate, but it's just a business necessity at this point."
"They've been dedicated, loyal workers," Sieving added, referring to the Warren shop's employees.
CB&I, founded in Chicago in 1889, employs over 18,000 workers. Its corporate headquarters are located in the Netherlands, with its administrative offices located in Houston, Texas.
CB&I acquired PDM's Warren plant in 2001. The company's Warren operation concentrated on metal fabricating.
The Warren shop was established in 1900.
PDM has a direct link to the construction of the St. Louis Gateway Arch: the company fabricated the steel for the 630-foot tall monument, which was completed in 1965.