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Osram Sylvania to close York plant

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Osram Sylvania is closing its York plant, one of three factory shutdowns that will pare 345 workers total.

A total of 118 workers are being let go at Osram’s 1128 Roosevelt St. facility in York. Anne Guertin, manager of corporate communications for Osram, said the rapidly changing market for lighting is behind the moves.
The market “is moving from a traditional lighting business towards more energy-saving solid-state lighting products per legislative requirements,” she said in a statement.
The closure of the three plants is part of Osram’s previously announced global realignment toward solid state lighting, she added.

Osram has not filed a WARN notice with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The notice must be filed for any plant closure that results in 50 or more employees losing their jobs during any 30-day period.

WARN notices are required 60 days before a plant closure, so the agency could still receive notice depending on when Osram is closing the York facility.

According to WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H., the lighting manufacturer is closing its Manchester plant in September for a loss of 139 jobs, citing declining sales for traditional lighting products.

The third plant being closed is in Central Falls, R.I. New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan's administration confirmed the plant closings and the governor made a statement.

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Osram has more than 35,000 employees and 53 production plants in 18 countries around the world.

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