A Thunder Bay facility that supplies industrial air and ventilation systems is shutting down, resulting in the loss of 15 jobs.

Finnish-based Metso said the move comes as part of a plan to improve its competitiveness in the North American market.

The company's Enerdry Constructors Limited operates out of a leased building on Kingston Street.

Enerdry Constructors

Enerdry Constructors Limited operates out of a leased building on Kingston Street in Thunder Bay. (Jeff Walters/CBC)

In an email to CBC News, Eric Tetreault, vice president of communications for Metso Pulp, Paper and Power, said the lease will not be renewed when it expires next April.

He said work currently in progress will be completed, but future projects will either be subcontracted or produced at other Metso locations.

Tetreault said the closure will not affect 35 office employees working in Metso's Thunder Bay sales and service organization.