GE plant in Salisbury to close in May; 112 jobs lost | Business
SALISBURY - The rumors had swirled about for years that the General Electric plant in Salisbury would be closing, but now those rumors have become fact.
A spokesman for General Electric has confirmed that the plant on Old Concord Road will shut down next May, idling 112 workers.
Some of those workers will be offered jobs at a plant in Mebane, but one local worker told WBTV that he would have to face a pay cut if he took a position there.
This past May General Electric confirmed that the plant was being looked at for a possible shutdown because it was considered a low production site. Local civic and business leaders were hopeful that the plant would remain in operation. The Salisbury plant produces low voltage panels for lighting.
GE has vowed to try and help those workers who will lose their jobs.
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