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Baldwin Hardware Closes Doors

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 7:00am

READING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania company that makes brass hardware is closing its doors after more than 50 years.

About 160 people will lose their jobs with the closure of the Baldwin Hardware plant by the end of next year.

Stanley Black & Decker has owned the Baldwin Hardware brand since 2003.

The company said Thursday about 85 percent of Baldwin production will move to Stanley Black & Decker's plant in Mexico. Its customer- and consumer-services operation will remain in the Reading area.

Baldwin Hardware has been in Reading since 1956. The company produces high-end hardware for doors and cabinets.

 

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