Osram Sylvania closing RI plant, 88 losing jobs

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CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) - Osram Sylvania says it will be closing its lighting products plant in Central Falls in September as part of a restructuring, leaving 88 workers without a job.

The company announced the plant shutdown Wednesday and said it’s closing two other facilities in Manchester, N.H., and York, Pa. About 350 jobs will be lost in the three closures.

The Central Falls plant makes light bulbs and other lighting products. Osram Sylvania says the restructuring is needed because of declining sales of traditional lighting products and a need to develop a new lighting product portfolio that meets market needs and ensures company growth.

Central Falls officials say they’re working with state officials to help workers who will be losing their jobs.

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