Restructuring Charges (Notes)
|3 Months Ended|
Nov. 30, 2021
|Restructuring and Related Activities [Abstract]|
|Restructuring and Related Activities Disclosure [Text Block]||
Note 3. Restructuring Charges
The Company has undertaken or committed to various restructuring initiatives, including workforce reductions, leadership changes, plant consolidations to reduce manufacturing overhead, satellite office closures, the continued movement of production and product sourcing to low-cost alternatives and the centralization and standardization of certain administrative functions. Liabilities for severance are generally to be paid within twelve months, while future lease payments related to facilities vacated as a result of restructuring are to be paid over the underlying remaining lease terms. During fiscal 2019, the Company announced a restructuring plan focused on (i) the integration of the Enerpac and Hydratight businesses (IT&S segment), (ii) the strategic exit of certain commodity-type services in our North America Services operations (IT&S segment) and (iii) driving efficiencies within the overall corporate structure. In the third quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company announced the expansion and revision of this plan, which further simplified and flattened the corporate structure through elimination of redundancies between the segment and corporate functions, while enhancing our commercial and marketing processes to become even closer to our customers. In November 2021, upon assessment of the the Company's operating structure by the Company's new President & Chief Executive Officer, the Company recorded $2.7 million of charges in the three months ended November 30, 2021 in order to further simplify and streamline the organizational structure. Restructuring charges associated with expansion of the fiscal 2019 plan were $0.1 million in the three months ended November 30, 2020.
The following summarizes restructuring reserve activity (which excludes $0.7 million and $0.5 million of charges for IT&S and Corporate, respectively, associated with the accelerated vesting of equity awards which has no impact on the restructuring reserve) for the IT&S segment and Corporate (in thousands):
Total restructuring charges (inclusive of the Other segment) were $2.7 million and $0.2 million in the three months ended November 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, being reported in "Restructuring charges."There were no restructuring charges related to Cortland U.S. (Other segment) in three months ended November 30, 2021. Restructuring expenses for Cortland U.S. were $0.1 million in the three months ended November 30, 2020. Restructuring reserves for Cortland U.S. were $0.1 million as of November 30, 2021 and August 31, 2021, respectively.
The entire disclosure for restructuring and related activities. Description of restructuring activities such as exit and disposal activities, include facts and circumstances leading to the plan, the expected plan completion date, the major types of costs associated with the plan activities, total expected costs, the accrual balance at the end of the period, and the periods over which the remaining accrual will be settled.
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