Kuhlman Closing Versailles Plant; Laying Off 185

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kuhlman Electric Corp. is closing its Versailles plant, a move that will eliminate 185 jobs.

Kuhlman says the selling of part of its transformer production lines in Versailles to Power Partners Inc. of Athens, Ga. makes the plant no longer viable after sale, according to a company issued statement.

The shutdown of the manufacturing operations will be completed no later than December. Lexington Herald-Leader reports production lines not sold to Power Partners will be moved to other ABB Ltd. locations around the country.

The company will keep its Versailles headquarters, which employs 15 people. Versailles Mayor Fred Siegelman says Kuhlman has employed several generations of local families since 1969.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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