WATERFORD — A Maine manufactured housing company is reopening a plant in Waterford, putting 45 people back to work.

KBS-Building Systems of South Paris had closed the Waterford plant in December and laid off 25 workers.

At that time, General Manager Ray Atkisson said the closure was due to a lack of commercial work in Maine and the costs of heating the Waterford building in the winter, an estimated $700 a day, led to the closure.

The Sun Journal says work at the 17-acre property, which has a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, is due to begin May 16.