It’s a sad day when a Redbox kiosk assembly line comes to a halt, but that seems to be the case with the Creedmoor, North Carolina, plant belonging to Flextronics Americas.
The plant has produced tens of thousands of Redbox DVD rental kiosks, but will shortly be shutting its doors. More than 150 employees will be affected.
A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice sent to the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Division of Workforce Solution:
“We regret the need to take this action, which is the result of ongoing integration activities and the strategic realignment of capabilities to meet current business requirements,”
Is this plant closure a possible indicator that the demand for Redbox kiosks is finally starting to slow down, or is this simply a cost-cutting move by Flextronics?