Barefoot Motors to close in Ashland
By Christina WIlliams , Sustainable Business Oregon
Sustainable Business Oregon
Barefoot Motors' electric utility vehicle
Barefoot Motors, the Ashland-based maker of electric off-road vehicles, announced it will close its plant and the company by the end of the year.
A message from Barefoot Motors' president, Mary Gresens, on the company website, cited problems with suppliers as the key reason for the shut down.
"Due to a critical interruption in our supply chain which has resulted in a review of our business model, Barefoot Motors LLC will no longer produce and offer the present products," Gresens wrote. "The facility in Ashland is being ramped down and will be closed by the end of the year."
The Mail Tribune reported that six employees work for the company, which relocated to Oregon from Sonoma, Calif., in 2008.
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