PLYMOUTH — Official word was received Wednesday that a Plymouth manufacturer has shut their doors. After nearly 42 years in business, Shamrock Homes is calling it quits.
The business was first opened by Pat and Kay Flynn in 1969 and then transferred to their children Dan, Tom, Mike and Pat in the 1980s. Both Tom and Dan were currently running the company. Pat kept his interest in the company, but left for another position in July, 2009. Mike passed away in March of last year.
For many years, Shamrock Homes was an industry leader in the manufacture of HUD and various state code modular homes. They had shipped homes to dozens of states — including Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina — and Canada.
Speaking for the business, Dan Flynn said, “The current management team is saddened to make this announcement and is hopeful that the businesses in the local area will consider hiring our dedicated and currently unemployed staff.”
Flynn said the company had made calls to several manufactures in the Plymouth industrial park to ask for their displaced employees to be considered for hire.
According to Flynn, Shamrock laid off some 30 employees during the first quarter of this year.
He said, “We started calling everyone else on Monday.”
There were an additional five office employees, along with the management team, that are out of work as well.
Flynn said business in 2008 was slightly bad — then turned horrible in both 2009 and 2010. At one time, Shamrock had between 70 and 75 employees.
Flynn said, “We are grateful for the almost 42 years of being involved in this community.”