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TE Connectivity to close Rock Hill plant, 350 workers affected

The TE Connectivity plant in Rock Hill will close by next August.
The TE Connectivity plant in Rock Hill will close by next August. dthackham@heraldonline.com

More than 350 workers will be affected when the TE Connectivity plant closes its doors by next August.

Employees were told Wednesday morning the company will be phasing out operations at the Rock Hill facility on Interconnect Drive.

The plant, which makes electronic connectors for the data communications industry, has been active for more than 15 years, according to a spokesperson.

B.J. Talley, senior director for communications with TE Connectivity, said the company will provide transition support for the affected workers, including outplacement services, severance and helping to identify other potential positions within TE.

Talley said the closure is “part of a broader effort” to consolidate the company’s manufacturing facilities, which he said will improve efficiency and increase competitiveness in the market.

The closure will affect a total of 352 employees and take place in phases between now and August 2017.

David Thackham: 803-329-4066

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