August 24, 1990 |
A&E Systems, a recreational vehicle awning and equipment manufacturer that in May employed 400 people in Orange County, will close its plant here by the end of the month in part because of strict regional air pollution regulations. The company has been gradually laying off workers in the past three months and fewer than 50 workers remain at the plant. Manufacturing at the facility, which is up for lease, ceased Aug. 10. Company officials would not comment on the closing.
September 8, 1995 |
Brown Group Plans to Close Plants, Cut 2,400 Jobs: The St. Louis-based shoe company reported a second-quarter net loss of $8.4 million, or 48 cents a share, down from a profit of $7.4 million, or 42 cents a share, for the quarter last year. Revenue declined to $342.9 million from $353 million. The loss includes a $9.6-million, or 55 cent a share, after-tax charge to cover the cost of factory closings. The plants to be closed are in Cabool and Steelville, Mo.; Dyer and Lexington, Tenn.
February 14, 1997 |
Thomson Consumer Electronics, the nation's largest maker of televisions, said it will cut more than 1,500 jobs from two U.S. factories and move the work to Mexico, where labor is cheaper. With the factory closings, the company will effectively get out of the U.S. TV-assembly business. It will remain a maker of TV parts. Thomson, which makes RCA, GE and ProScan TV sets, plans to shut its Bloomington, Ind., plant, which employs 1,100 people.
May 18, 1996 |
Hunt-Wesson Inc. said Friday that it will close its historic Hunt Foods tomato processing plant in Fullerton, one of Southern California's largest remaining food canneries, laying off 325 full-time workers and eliminating 450 seasonal canning jobs. The 62-year-old Fullerton plant was the late billionaire Norton Simon's first food-processing business, which he grew into the multibillion-dollar Hunt-Wesson powerhouse.
July 20, 1991 |
General Motors Corp., faced with underused factories and a sluggish market, said Friday it plans to close its Van Nuys assembly plant--the last major car factory in Southern California--next summer. The closing will mean the loss of up to 2,600 high-paying jobs at the sprawling Van Nuys plant at a time when Southern California has already lost thousands of aerospace and other manufacturing jobs to lower-wage factories abroad and other regions of the United States.
March 13, 1999 |
SSE Manufacturing Inc. said Friday it will close its two pizza manufacturing plants in Santa Ana by October to consolidate the operations with a site in Kansas. Some of the 450 employees in Santa Ana will be offered jobs in Kansas, spokesman Bob Otterson said, but he did not say how many. The news came as a blow to the city, which also learned this week that Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. will cut 10% of its worldwide work force, including an undisclosed number of jobs in Orange County.