International mining services company Metso Corp. said it plans to close two Pennsylvania offices and fold their operations into its York County location.
The consolidation is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2017 and affect roughly 175 employees. Most of them have been offered an opportunity to relocate to York County.
The offices that are closing are in Canonsburg and Danville, and support Metso’s minerals capital and minerals services divisions. Metso’s York County office is in Springettsbury Township.
The move is designed to improve customer service for Metso, which works with clients in the mining, recycling, oil, gas and paper industries, among others, according to a Metso executive.
“We will continue to serve our customers uninterrupted during the transition,” Joao Ney Colagrossi, president of Metso’s minerals capital business area, said in a statement.
Efforts to reach a Metso executive were not immediately successful.
Earlier this year, Metso closed a factory in York, idling about 80 workers. The factory made equipment used to mine iron ore and copper.
Based in Helsinki, Finland, Metso employs 12,000 people in 50 countries around the world. Its products include equipment and systems for mining and aggregates processing, as well as industrial valves and controls. The company’s annual revenue was roughly $3.2 billion in 2015.