- Associated Press - Saturday, March 29, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - General Electric Corp. will shutter its last two remaining Fort Wayne operations early next year, costing about 90 workers their jobs.

Friday’s announcement came after a 60-day bargaining period with the International Union of Electrical Workers and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

The Journal Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1oc8VNs ) GE said in its statement that the union’s proposals fell short.

The Fairfield, Conn.-based company once had more than 10,000 workers in Fort Wayne and has had a presence in the city since 1911.

But its two remaining Fort Wayne operations, a motor testing lab and an executive center, will close Jan. 15, eliminating the last 88 GE jobs in Fort Wayne.

The fate of the company’s 32-acre property and 13 largely vacant buildings has not been determined.

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Information from: The Journal Gazette, https://www.journalgazette.net


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