A La-Z-Boy assembly plant in northern Utah will close June 26. Company officials say they moved up the plant's closing date by a few weeks because of declining sales.

Tremonton city officials didn't expect the furniture factory to be closed until July. More than 400 employees were laid off June 2, and another 200 will work until the end of June.

The company plans to spend $20 million to improve production elsewhere. Sewing and cutting operations from the Tremonton plant will be transferred to Mexico. Five other plants in the United States will take on other duties.