Thetford Transferring Refrigerator Manufacturing Out of Ohio

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Thetford LLC, a leader in RV and marine toilets and sanitation solutions, together with Norcold LLC, a premier brand in RV refrigerators (collectively, Thetford North America), announced to employees and customers today (Oct. 27) the company will be transferring all U.S. refrigerator manufacturing to other global company owned and operated manufacturing facilities, resulting in the closure of two Ohio-based Norcold locations over the coming months. 

The decision to close the Norcold locations and utilize the company’s global manufacturing capabilities was difficult but necessary due to the current economic challenges and labor constraints, company officials stated in a release.

Mary Pouliot

“We believe this decisive action will best position Thetford North America to weather the industry slowdown we are all experiencing and will position us to come out on the other side a stronger and more efficient organization,” stated Mary Pouliot, executive vice president, Thetford North America. 

She continued, “We do not anticipate any noticeable change or disruption for our customers. They will continue to receive high-quality refrigerators and exceptional customer service from our U.S. based teams.” 

“Over the coming months, the impacted employees will be our top priority,” commented Alissa Reyes, senior vice president of human resources, Thetford North America. 

Reyes continued, “where there is a skillset match employees will be offered opportunities within the organization. In addition, we will be working with local employers and agencies to support them.”