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Parker Hannifin Closing Plant, 150 To Lose Jobs

Wed, 10/08/2008 - 6:00am

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Parker Hannifin Corp. will shut down its automotive supply plant in Booneville, idling 150 workers.

The Cleveland, Ohio-based company told employees of the decision on Tuesday.

The plant will close at the end of the year.

The company, having been located in Booneville for the past 24 years, is a manufacturer of air conditioning accumulators and receiver dryers for the automotive markets.

Ron Weil, vice president and general manager of Parker Hannifin, says there are no plans for the future of the plant. He said employees will not be offered jobs at other company plants.

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