Just found out on Facebook (thanks, Melanie) that AO Smith (formerly known in this area as GSW) will stop manufacturing in Fergus. Production in Stratford will continue.
This will mean that 350 highly skilled workers will be laid off.
Sad times for Fergus…
Wellington Advertiser: A.O. Smith to close Fergus plant; 350 will lose jobs
The Record: Former GSW plant to cease manufacturing, in Fergus, 350 employees affected
Winnipeg Free Press: A.O. Smith Corp. closing hot water heater factory in Fergus, Ont.