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Fujifilm Closing Two Plants

Fujifilm says the shift to digital photography is prompting it to close film processing plants in Maryland and Indiana that employ a total of 230 people.

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) — Fujifilm Holdings Corporation says the shift to digital photography is prompting it to close film processing plants in Maryland and Indiana that employ a total of 230 people.
 
The Fujicolor Processing plant in Williamsport will close March 12, idling 125 workers.
 
The plant in Crawfordsville, Indiana, with 105 workers, will close March 19.
 
Fujicolor customer service director Darla Camman said the plants process film for Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and other U.S. retail stores. She said the work will be moved to other Fujicolor labs.
 
Camman said the plant closings will better position the company for the rapidly increasing shift from film to digital photography.
 
Fujifilm is based in Tokyo. Its U.S. headquarters in Valhalla, New York.
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