According to a report on insurancenewsnet.com,
Larry Davis, VP of human resources, said the company
suspended the match, effective this past week, due to the
effect of the economic downturn on business. Davis said
two industries the company serves that were hit hardest
by the downturn are the automotive and heavy truck
Molded Fiber Glass had provided a 100% match for
the first 4% that employees contribute to the company’s
401(k) plan, followed by a 50% match for the next 2%
contributed, the news report said. The plan has roughly
$25 million in assets and 1,600 plan participants.
Davis said the company plans to reinstate the match in the future.
Molded Fiber Glass Companies joins a growing list of firms suspending or reducing their match as a result of the economic downturn (see IMHO: “Passing” on the Ammunition ).