Metso to close manufacturing plant in Pennsylvania

By |  August 20, 2015

Metso will close manufacturing operations at its York, Pa., plant, on March 31, 2016. The decision affects about 80 employees, and the company’s other business operations out of the York offices will not be affected.

According to Metso, the market outlook in the mining industry remains unchanged, but the company continues to transform its mining business operations by implementing a leaner business model and employing a light assets and sourcing concept to meet customer demands and maintain improved operating results.

“The mining industry is changing their business model to cope with the current market outlook,” says João Ney Colagrossi, president of the minerals business area for Metso. “This is a permanent change in the mining industry and we need to find new and more efficient ways to run our business. 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.”

Earlier this year, the company closed its manufacturing operations at its Lachine manufacturing plant in Quebec, Canada. The closing of that plant affected 191 employees.

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