Honeywell Cutting Nearly 300 Jobs

Company will shift some manufacturing operations out of its Skaneateles, New York, plant to a location in China within a year.

SKANEATELES, N.Y. (AP) -- Honeywell International is moving some manufacturing operations out of the company's central New York plant, eliminating nearly 300 jobs.

Honeywell officials announced Thursday that the Morristown, N.J.-based company will shift some operations in the town of Skaneateles (skan-ee-AT'-les), 15 miles east of Syracuse, to a location in China within a year.

A Honeywell official says the company can't remain competitive making products in upstate New York.

The company says it will continue to have some manufacturing operations in Skaneateles, where nearly 600 employees working for a Honeywell division make portable scanning devices that capture data such as bar codes.

Honeywell acquired the former Hand Held Products in December 2007 for $390 million.

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