GREEN CAMP, Ohio (Sept. 16)—Parker Hannifin Corp. has notified local and union officials that it will phase out production at its Green Camp hose plant by April, putting 165 hourly workers and about 24 salaried employees out of a job. In a letter to local officials, Parker said it plans to begin laying workers off early in November and will completely end production there by the end of March. Parker sited overcapacity as the reason for the closure, and said it will transfer high-pressure hydraulic hose production from the site to its other U.S. plants. The union and company already have completed plant closure bargaining, said Billy Collins, an international staff representative for United Steelworkers of America Local 241.
Parker Hannifin to close Ohio hose plant
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