Closing expected to save company about 1.2 million annually.

The end of February marked the closing of Amtrol Inc.'s Nashville production facility, a measure expected to save the company about $1.2 million annually.

Many of the product lines manufactured in Nashville are also manufactured in the company's facility in Warwick, R.I., which will absorb most of the Nashville production. The closure will effect about 200 employees at the Nashville site and will add about 125 new manufacturing personnel to Rhode Island. "Consolidation of our Nashville production into our Rhode Island facility will result in savings in production, warehousing and distribution costs," says Jack Cashman, chairman and chief executive officer of Amtrol.