- Associated Press - Thursday, March 20, 2014

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A lighting manufacturer is closing its plant in Manchester, N.H., in September for a loss of 139 jobs, citing declining sales for traditional lighting products.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1hFDSlm) Osram Sylvania also is closing plants in Central Falls, R.I., and York, Pa., leading to a total of 345 jobs lost.

In New Hampshire, Gov. Maggie Hassan said she has directed state officials to provide all possible assistance to workers affected by the pending closure.

The company employs about 1,000 people total in New Hampshire. Its plants in Hillsborough and Exeter are remaining open.


Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com

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