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General Electric to close Georgia plant and move to Pennsylvania

Christian Fernsby |
General Electric said it will close its high-voltage electrical switchgear plant in Waynesboro, Ga., consolidating work to a similar plant in Charleroi, Pa.

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The company’s renewable energy unit blames the closure on “current competitive market conditions.”

GE says employees can relocate to the Pennsylvania plant south of Pittsburgh, apply for other GE jobs or receive a severance.

GE plans to close the plant by December 2020 and put the building up for sale in early 2021.

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