- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A longtime Lawrence manufacturer says it will close its production center later this year and move its operations to Alabama.

The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/1dKqu3W) reports Kinedyne, which makes cargo straps and similar products, is moving the work to Prattville, Alabama, “later this summer.”

Lawrence economic development officials say the Lawrence plant employs 93 people. The company says 23 production and warehouse positions will displaced by the closure, and an undisclosed number of office workers will stay in Lawrence until December 2016. After that, those jobs also will be shipped south.

Kinedyne has operated in Lawrence since 1989 when it purchased Aeroquip Corp.

The company says it will be holding job fairs for employees and offering some job retraining classes.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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