WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – An international chemical company has announced plans to close a Western Pennsylvania facility, cut back about 160 jobs and move 50 more. 19659004] Ferro Corp. said that on Friday, the Canton Township plant in Washington County, which produces functional coatings and color solutions will be closed in late 2019 or early 2020.
Mayfield Heights, Ohio-based company said it would also close a factory in Cleveland and "several" locations in Latin America, consolidating work at an expanded facility in Villagran, Mexico.
Ferro said the Pennsylvania factory, built in 1869, has become too expensive to maintain despite investment over the years. The company cited age infrastructure and equipment, a lay-out manufacturing and "extraordinarily high" production costs.
The Mexico factory, the company said, offers "a modern, comprehensive and efficient facility for a more sustainable future".
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