- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - A hydraulics manufacturer is cutting more than 20 percent of its workforce in Pennsylvania and scaling back from seven facilities to three.

Bosch Rexroth spokeswoman Linda Beckmeyer tells The Morning Call in Allentown (https://bit.ly/2azvtaT ) the company will cut about 125 area jobs by the middle of next year.

The company currently has 560 employees across its two suburban Philadelphia campuses. Beckmeyer says most of the cuts will affect its campus at Lehigh Valley Industrial Park I in Bethlehem.

She says the company’s production site in Bethlehem has seen significantly less orders due to what she calls an ongoing economic downturn in the mobile and industrial applications industries.

Beckmeyer says the company plans to use more prefabricated components and reduce its compact hydraulics production in the area.



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Information from: The Morning Call, https://www.mcall.com

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