- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania ignition wire plant expects to begin cutting as many as 180 jobs in March, though notice filed with state regulators would allow it to begin as early as Feb. 20.

The Altoona Mirror (https://bit.ly/1Ai4mDb) reports General Cable will keep its Altoona plant open, but only to make ignition wire assemblies that aren’t used in automobiles, and to maintain a warehouse for finished products.

But 160 to 180 of the plant’s 210 workers will be cut when the company moves its automotive ignition wire operations to the company’s plant in Nogales, Mexico.

Spokeswoman Lisa Lawson says the layoffs likely won’t start until late March, despite the Feb. 20 date filed with state Department of Labor and Industry.

General Cable is based in Highland Heights, Kentucky. The Altoona plant is about 85 miles east of Pittsburgh

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Information from: Altoona Mirror, https://www.altoonamirror.com


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