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Metso announce plant closure in the US

Metso Minerals

Manufacturing operations at York facility in Pennsylvania to cease from 31 March 2016

METSO have announced the closure of their production facility in York, Pennsylvania, in the US, as part of a reorganization of the company’s mining business operations. The closure will take place as of 31 March 2016 and a total of 80 jobs will be affected at the plant.

Metso say other business operations will continue as normal at the York site, along with the company’s full scope of engineering and equipment services to its customers.

‘The mining industry is changing its business model to cope with the current market outlook, which is why we need to find new and more efficient ways to run our business,’ said João Ney Colagrossi, president for Metso’s Minerals business area.

‘After careful evaluation of our supply chain model, as well as the current and future workload, we did not see any other option than to close the York manufacturing plant. This is a very unpleasant but necessary action for us.’

Metso say they will continue to transform their mining business operations by implementing a leaner business model, and employing a light assets and sourcing concept to fulfil customer demand while sustaining improved operating results.

As an earlier initiative, Metso closed the manufacturing operations at their Lachine manufacturing plant in Quebec, Canada, in the first half of 2015, affecting 191 employees.

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