WASHINGTON, PA (AP) – An international chemical company has announced plans to close a Western Pennsylvania plant, cut 160 jobs and relocate 50 others. 19659004] Ferro Corp. The Canton Township plant in Washington County, which produces functional coatings and color solutions, is scheduled to close at the end of 2019 or early 2020 on Friday.
The Mayfield Heights, Ohio-based company said it would also include a plant in Cleveland and "multiple" locations in Latin America, consolidating work at an expanded plant in Villagran, Mexico.
Ferro said the Pennsylvania plant, built in 1869, had become too expensive despite the investment over the years. The company cited old infrastructure and equipment, a layout that hindered manufacturing and "exceptionally high" production costs.
The plant in Mexico offers "a modern, comprehensive and efficient plant for a more sustainable future".
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