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Jobs Lost As OH Plant Loses Military Contract

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 1:56pm
The Associated Press

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — About 160 people who work at a southern Ohio plant will lose their jobs when the manufacturer transfers its military production to Texas.

WLWT-TV (http://bit.ly/Qqj7Qi ) reports that it'll be the latest round of cuts at the BAE Systems plant in West Chester, north of Cincinnati. The plant has already laid off several hundred workers since losing a $3 billion military contract to a Wisconsin company.

The company said production of armored cabs, turrets and armor parts for military vehicles will be transferred to its plant in Sealy, Texas, to save money.

Job cuts are expected to be made between November and the end of March.

Commercial armored vehicle and related work will continue at the Ohio plant.

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