HICKORY, N.C. (AP) -- CommScope Inc., a manufacturer of communication network solutions, said Tuesday it will relocate its base station antenna production from Norcross, Ga., to an existing facility in Reynosa, Mexico.
The Norcross facility will close by the middle of January and affect about 55 employees.
CommScope is also continuing with multiple previously announced plans to consolidate operations.
The company also expects to close three facilities in the Stratford, England, area by the end of 2009.
CommScope said some jobs will be added to other facilities in India, Czech Republic and China to accommodate work that is shifted from the England sites.
CommScope is also continuing with plans to relocate production of base station antennas to Suzhou, China from Slatina, Brno, Czech Republic, by the end of 2008.
A Brisbane, Australia, facility is also being closed as previously announced. That closure will affect about 700 jobs. Most of those positions will be added to other existing company locations.
The range of facility closures and relocation of operations is part of a plan to reduce costs and utilize facilities more efficiently, the CommScope President and Chief Operating Officer Brian Garrett said in a statement.