Window producer Velux will begin the closure of its manufacturing arm in Glenrothes next month.
The company has confirmed that the process of closing the vast site at the Eastfield Industrial Estate will begin in April and be completed in the autumn.
The firm announced last year that its manufacturing business, Fife Joinery Manufacturing, was closing with the loss of 180 jobs.
Keith Riddle, the UK managing director for Velux, said that although some staff have found new employment, for many it remains a period of uncertainty.
“The bulk of operations will close in April,” he told The Courier.
“So far 38 people have found new work and that is great for them and for us.
“We’ve received a lot of support with visitors from local government with support units helping to prepare people’s CVs.
“For a lot of people this is something they have not done for a number of years and going to look for a job might be quite daunting.”
Velux said that it was closing its Glenrothes manufacturing arm due to the high cost of transporting goods to mainland Europe.
The news came as a shock to staff, although the company’s UK headquarters will remain in the town.
An expansion of the sales and marketing team, creating 30 posts, was also announced.
Despite the difficult circumstances, Mr Riddle was full of praise for the workforce, adding: “The attitude of staff has been quite exceptional.
“There is no escaping that there will be nervousness and uncertainty, but there has been a determination to react positively.”
Local MSP Tricia Marwick and MP Lindsay Roy joined forces in an effort to save the posts, however, both now agree that all must be done to help find work for those still without new jobs.
Mrs Marwick said: “Velux is a large part of the fabric of Glenrothes and it is particularly sad for those that have been there for 30 odd years.”
Mr Roy added: “It is devastating that such a renowned company who we were told were at the leading edge of technology, has had to close.
“I hope that everything possible will continue to be done to help these loyal and highly-skilled employees to find appropriate work elsewhere.”