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Ohio Co. plant closing

Updated: Monday, January 6 2014, 11:31 AM EST

By: NEWS9 and Crissy Clutter
OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. --


About 40 to 50 workers will be out of a job by March in Ohio County, while others will have to start working out of Washington, Pa.

West Point Products announced Monday that it plans to relocate its remaining sales and administrative offices in Valley Grove to its headquarters in Washington, Pa.

In a news release from West Point Products, the company said it plans to consolidate the remaining remanufacturing operations into its main North American facility. The release stated that, "Approximately half of the Valley Grove employees affected by the change will be offered positions in the Washington, PA facility."

Tom Day, president of West Point Products, said in the release, "Our industry has been continuously consolidating for several years resulting in an increasingly challenging global market environment. In an effort to maintain our competitive position in the marketplace, we've determined that it's no longer economically feasible for us to continue to operate two facilities in such close proximity to one another. We regret the impact these moves will have on our affected employees and their families and greatly appreciate the contribution of each employee and thank them for their years of dedicated service."

Ohio Co. plant closing


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