JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A defense contractor that makes protective vests for the military is shutting down its plant in Johnstown no later than July 1.
A letter from KDH Defense Systems to workers said many of the plant's workers were laid off earlier this year. The letter tells workers that the business environment isn't improving, so the company plans to shut down the plant and won't be calling back any workers.
The plant has about 100 employees.
KDH was founded in Johnstown in 2004 and moved into the former Bestform garment plant in Cambria City. The company hired many former Bestform workers because of their experience in the textile industry.