Terex Cranes Plans Plant Closing

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina maker of industrial cranes says it's closing a manufacturing plant by the end of the year, putting about 90 people out of work. WWAY reported Thursday that Terex Cranes will shut down production in Wilmington, where it assembles and fabricates tower cranes.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina maker of industrial cranes says it's closing a manufacturing plant by the end of the year, putting about 90 people out of work.

WWAY reported Thursday that Terex Cranes will shut down production in Wilmington, where it assembles and fabricates tower cranes. The company says service and support for products made in Wilmington will remain there for the foreseeable future.

Terex says approximately 90 employees will be laid off, including about 60 production workers. The company announced a layoff of 30 workers at the plant in March 2009 because of a decrease in the global market.

Terex purchased the Wilmington facility from American Crane in 1998.

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