Lexington mayor says Johnson Controls closing plant

LEXINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Automotive supplier Johnson Controls plans to phase out 300 jobs over the next two years as the company closes its Lexington plant in West Tennessee. The Jackson Sun reports ( http://bit.ly/2ctRF2T ) that the company told Lexington Mayor David Jowers that products made at...

LEXINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Automotive supplier Johnson Controls plans to phase out 300 jobs over the next two years as the company closes its Lexington plant in West Tennessee.

The Jackson Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2ctRF2T ) that the company told Lexington Mayor David Jowers that products made at the Lexington plant had to be shipped to be painted before being returned to the facility.

Jowers said another Johnson Controls plant in Alabama is able to do the manufacturing and painting in-house.

The closure of the Johnson Controls plant follows an announcement in May that Leroy-Somer would lay off 180 workers at its Lexington plant that had opened in the 1960s.

Lexington is about 100 miles northeast of Memphis.

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Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

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