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Electrical company to shed 200 jobs in plant closures

June 27, 2019

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut-based electrical and electronic product manufacturer is closing two plants resulting in the loss of nearly 200 jobs.

The Hartford Courant reports that Hubbell Inc. will shut down plants in Newtown and Bethel by the end of the year as it shifts work to factories in other parts of the country.

Work at the Newtown facility will move to Puerto Rico and work in Bethel is transferring to Alabama.

The company says in a statement that this decision is part of “an ongoing operational efficiency initiative.”

About 140 employees will lose their jobs in Newtown. Hubbell said it will continue to retain more than 650 jobs in the state and maintain its Shelton headquarters.

The company posted revenue of $4.5 billion in 2018.

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