Unilever will close facility next year,150 to lose jobs.

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“ASHEBORO – Asheboro is losing a manufacturing facility that has been a fixture of the community since 1989.

Jack Marcus, plant manager of the Asheboro Unilever facility on Bank Street, confirmed Monday that the plant will begin closing in the first quarter of 2006.

The plant will cease production by the end of the fourth quarter of 2006. Most of Asheboro’s production will transfer to Bramalea, Ontario, Canada.

The move will affect 150 Unilever employees and an additional 90 employed by a third-party employment agency.

The City of Asheboro will feel a direct reduction in revenue of approximately $320,000 in a fiscal period with the closing of the Unilever operation and its moving overseas, local officials reported. That total consists of approximately $290,000 in tax revenue that will be felt in the general fund and the remainder in water and sewer services revenue (monthly usage billings, sampling and surcharge fees).”

Via: The Courier-Tribune

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