Sony DADC Closing Pitman, New Jersey, Plant, Eliminating 300 Jobs
"In light of the current economic environment and challenges facing the physical media industry, Sony DADC (Digital Audio Disc Corporation) is taking additional steps to reduce cost from our supply chain network in order to remain competitive," said Senior Director of Communications Lisa Gephardt.
The facility was producing 18 million compact discs each month, but work has been slowing. It stopped producing DVDs in February 2010 and eliminated 160 positions.
Sony was once the county's largest employer, peaking at 1,000 employees in 1994.
The decline in use of compact discs and DVDs in favor of digital media has negatively affect the physical media industry in recent years.
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