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West Pharmaceutical Shuttering Montgomery, Pennsylvania, Plant

West Pharmaceutical Services is closing its manufacturing plant in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports. The company is shuttering the facility and eliminating 170 jobs as part of a consolidation effort.

"The changing landscapes in the healthcare and consumer markets we serve require that we regularly evaluate our operations and adapt to changing conditions in order to successfully compete," said Donald E. Morel Jr., West's chairman and CEO. "The plans announced today will reduce the manufacturing capacity devoted to product lines that no longer support sustainable, competitive operations. These are difficult decisions that fall most heavily on our employees in these locations, and we will be providing support that should ease the burden placed on them."

The facility produced molded plastic components and assemblies for consumer products.

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