160 Jobs Go as Work Is Shifted to Poland; Manufacturer Keeps Two County Plants
Byline: Andrew Mernin
AFACTORY which makes steering systems for the motoring industry is to close with the loss of 160 jobs.
Japanese manufacturing giant NSK will close one of its three plants in Peterlee, County Durham, and move some of its production work to Poland.
The decision will see 20 temporary workers lose their jobs by the end of the year, with the remaining 140 staff made redundant by the spring of 2010.
NSK also operates two other factories in Peterlee which make ball bearings and employs 400 people who will not be affected by the announcement.
Director of manufacturing and procurement Tim Dawson said: "We very much regret …
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Publication information: Article title: 160 Jobs Go as Work Is Shifted to Poland; Manufacturer Keeps Two County Plants. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Journal (Newcastle, England). Publication date: August 8, 2009. Page number: 9. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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