1/12/12 – The Kohler Company says it would close a plant in Arkansas that makes water faucets – and it will move some of the work to its home base in Sheboygan County. About 80 employees will be affected when their plant in Malvern Arkansas shuts down. Most will be offered jobs at a Kohler plant 25 miles away in Sheridan Arkansas. An unspecified number of jobs will be added at Kohler Wisconsin, once a machining and brazing operation is moved there. Kohler’s worldwide president for faucets, Jeff Mueller, says the rough economy has hurt the demand for kitchen-and-bath fixtures. And he says the Malvern plant has been under-used.