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Propane torch plant to close in Medina

Propane torch plant to close in Medina

Medina, NY -- More than 170 people face losing their jobs in the Village of Medina.

Worthington Industries is closing the BernzOmatic propane torch plant and merging it into another plant in Chilton, Wisconsin. Worthington says this will reduce its shipping costs and overhead. The Medina plant in Orleans County is expected to close by mid-2014.

The company says Medina employees will have the opportunity to transfer to the Chilton facility. Those who don't want to move will have severance and outplacement services.

This is another blow to Orleans County, which learned earlier this month that it's losing a large mortgage call center.


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