GE to close manufacturing & assembly plant in Rochester
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - General Electric announced Tuesday it plans to close its plant on Science Parkway in Rochester.
GE said approximately 100 employees will be impacted by the closure of that facility. Employees were notified of the plan Tuesday afternoon.
Workers at the manufacturing plant currently assemble electronic boards for various GE products. In a statement, a spokesperson said manufacturing work currently performed there is "not core to GE's manufacturing capabilities" and will be transferred to one of GE's partner suppliers. Work will not be shifted to another GE plant."GE contracts 80 percent of these products to external partner suppliers already," said Annette Busateri, a spokesperson with GE Power Culture Communications & Media Relations. "Transferring work is always a tough decision, but we are committed to supporting our employees during this time of transition,."
The facility has been in operation in Rochester since 1985 until its acquisition by GE in 2007.
Busateri said work currently performed in Rochester will be moved to a GE partner supplier in China.
Workers at the GE plant were not available for comment.