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Unilever Announces Clinton Plant Closure

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In another blow to manufacturing in Connecticut, Unilever has announced it will be closing it’s plant in Clinton. The company, which manufactures Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, Pond’s and Dove face care, and Suave hair styling products, among others, says it will tranfer that work to other facilities in the Unilever network.

The Clinton plant’s closing means the loss of 184 jobs, including 49 salaried and 135 hourly workers. Plant manager Peter Reiland says they conducted an “extensive and careful analysis” in determining the production at the Clinton facility could be done at Unilever’s other plants.

The plant production transer is expected to begin in 2012 and will be completed by year’s end.

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