Classen Manufacturing, a Norfolk, Neb., company that began in Norfolk 40 years ago, is closing its doors.

Larry Classen, president of the Norfolk operations, said the closure came suddenly and without warning from Schiller Grounds Care of Southhampton, Pa., which owns Classen Manufacturing. Schiller Grounds Care also has plants in Johnson Creek, Wis., and Southampton, Pa.

The Norfolk plant had 28 employees, including other members of the Classen family. The only employee who still has a job is Matt Classen, Larry’s son, who is working in Southampton, Pa., he said.

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