General Electric plans to shut down its lighting plant in Circleville, Ohio, and will lay off more than 100 employees.
GE sent a state-required warn notice to Circleville officials, explaining the company’s decision to shut down the plant. Consumer demand for traditional lighting is at an all-time slow, and gave notice that the plant will cease production before the end of the summer.
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“As a result, volume is down dramatically at the Circleville Lamp Plant, and the facility is operating at 90 percent below capacity,” the letter stated.
The letter also stated about 135 employees will stop work in between May 29 and July 17, and are also eligible for layoff benefits. A total of approximately 148 could be impacted.
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