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Versailles Lighting Plant To Close, Cutting 260 Jobs

Posted at 2:52 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 15:27:44-05

VERSAILLES, Ky. (LEX 18) — About 260 workers will lose their jobs as a lighting company announced it is closing its Versailles factory.

LEDVANCE said the decision was made because the industry is moving away from the traditional light bulbs made at the facility and toward LEDs.

The Massachusetts-based company said production at the plant will be phased out by the end of September 2019.

The company called the move a “difficult decision” and said it was providing unspecified support to the workers.

“The company is proud of the contributions the Versailles plant and its employees have made to the lighting industry and our customers,” it said in a statement.

The company said its Midwest Distribution Center and R&D Lab in Versailles and its approximately 100 workers would not be affected.