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Eyewear Factory to Close, Eliminating 89 Jobs

The closure is set for June.

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Eighty-nine jobs will be lost as Visionworks closes an eyewear factory in DeWitt, NY.

The company stated that the closure was because of “loss of volume in our manufacturing network,” Syracuse.com reports.

The DeWitt plant suffers from “financial inefficiencies and physical limitations for expansion,” according to the company.

The closure is set for June.

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Visionworks operates more 700 optical retail stores in 40 states and Washington, DC. The company said it plans to move production to its two other plants, which are located in the San Antonio, TX, area.

Peter Bridgman, CEO of Visionworks, was quoted saying, “Shifts in market trends, such as customer demand, technology and competition, made us take a hard look at how Visionworks needs to change in order to maintain our leadership in the industry.”

Read more at the Syracuse.com

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