CHANGES IN BUSINESS
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|CHANGES IN BUSINESS|
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NOTE 5—CHANGES IN BUSINESS
During the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company made the decision to exit and sell its Electrical Solutions segment (which was comprised solely of Koontz-Wagner Custom Controls Holdings LLC (“Koontz-Wagner”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company) in an effort to reduce the Company’s outstanding term debt. The Company determined that the decision to exit this segment met the definition of a discontinued operation. As a result, this segment has been presented as a discontinued operation for all periods presented.
On July 11, 2018, Koontz-Wagner filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 7 of Title 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. The filing was for Koontz-Wagner only, not for the Company as a whole, and was completely separate and distinct from the Williams business and operations. As a result of the July 11, 2018 bankruptcy of Koontz-Wagner, the Company recorded $11.4 million of exit costs, consisting of a lease guarantee, liability for salary and benefit continuation and a pension withdrawal liability, which were included in loss from discontinued operations in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations for the year ended December 31, 2018. The Company satisfied the liability related to the lease guarantee settlement and substantially all of the salary and benefit continuation liability through cash payments by the end of 2018. The pension liability is expected to be satisfied by annual cash payments of $0.3 million each, paid in quarterly installments, which began in 2018 and will continue to be paid over the next twenty years.
During the third quarter of 2017, the Company made the decision to exit and sell substantially all of the operating assets and liabilities of its Mechanical Solutions and determined that the decision to exit this segment met the definition of a discontinued operation. As a result, this segment, including TOG Manufacturing Company, Inc., has been presented as a discontinued operation for all periods presented.
In connection with the sale of its Mechanical Solutions segment during 2017, the Company entered into a transition services agreement with the purchaser to provide certain accounting and administrative services for an initial period of nine months. In April 2019, the purchaser of the Company’s former Mechanical Solutions segment went into receivership and in connection with this event, the Company recognized a write down to the estimated fair value of its amounts due under the transition services agreement of $0.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019. At the time the purchaser went into receivership, the Company also had remaining balances of $0.2 million and $0.8 million included in other current assets and other current liabilities, respectively, on its condensed consolidated balance sheet. In November 2019, the Company executed, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma approved, an agreement with the purchaser to settle the disputes related to the remaining asset and liability. As a result, the Company recorded a net gain of $0.4 million, which was included in other (income) expense, net on its consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2019.
As of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company did not have any assets related to its Electrical and Mechanical Solutions’ discontinued operations. The following table presents a reconciliation of the carrying amounts of major classes of liabilities of Electrical and Mechanical Solutions’ discontinued operations:
The following table presents a reconciliation of the major classes of line items constituting the net loss from discontinued operations. In accordance with GAAP, the amounts in the table below do not include an allocation of corporate overhead.
The entire disclosure related to a disposal group. Includes, but is not limited to, a discontinued operation, disposal classified as held-for-sale or disposed of by means other than sale or disposal of an individually significant component.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef