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TE Connectivity relocates 90 midstate workers, selling building

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Global electronic-parts maker TE Connectivity Ltd., which has significant operations in the Harrisburg area, says it no longer needs one of its local office buildings.

The Switzerland-based company has listed its 100 AMP Drive facility in Lower Paxton Township for sale with CBRE.

The asking price for the building, which sits on nearly 50 acres and includes about 88,000 square feet of office space and about 82,000 square feet of manufacturing space, was not disclosed.

TE spokeswoman Rachel Quimby said about 90 employees based at 100 AMP Drive have been relocated to TE facilities at 200 AMP Drive and the company's Fulling Mill Road campus in Lower Swatara Township. No jobs were eliminated, she said.

"The employees who moved out of 100 AMP Drive into other TE buildings are primarily management staff from our application tooling business unit," she said.

The company has about 1,800 employees overall in Central Pennsylvania in engineering and administrative offices. TE, which has its regional headquarters in Chester County, will retain 11 other buildings in the Harrisburg region, along with a facility in Franklin County.

Over the years, TE has sold off pieces of its global business and its local workforce has steadily declined. The company employed about 3,900 people in the midstate in 2012, according to Business Journal archives.

TE entered the region in 1998 when, as Tyco International, it acquired the former AMP. Tyco eventually spun off Tyco Electronics Ltd., which became TE Connectivity in 2011.

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