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May
2011
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With Tennessee Plant Closing Still On Course, Wicked Outsourcer Philips Closes New Jersey Plant, Too.

In “Philips’ Playbook for U.S. Plants: First Acquire, Then Close”, the Electrical Worker writes:

The doors were shuttered at the Stonco Lighting factory in Union, N.J., May 6 as the plant’s parent corporation, Netherlands-based Philips Electronics, moved ahead with plans to outsource the work to its operations in Mexico, eliminating more than 60 manufacturing jobs…

Stonco was part of the Genlyte lighting chain, which was purchased by Philips in 2007. Genlyte was a leading American producer of lighting fixtures for decades.

The article points out plant closings in Lightolier, NJ, Danville, KY, Fairmont, WV and Snoqualmie, WA…all since 2007!

Of course, the kahuna of klosings still looms at Philips’ Sparta, TN plant. Counties surrounding Sparta have suffered 106 plant closings in the last decade. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has been fighting for months to prevent another unreasonable, unnecessary outsourcing crusade by the Dutch company. Click HERE to learn more.

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