Company to move 1,000 jobs out of Metro East - KMOV.com

Company to move 1,000 jobs out of Metro East

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

(KMOV)-- Olin Corporation announced Wednesday that its Winchester Centerfire Operations in East Alton will relocate to Oxford, Mississippi.

This means approximately 1,000 jobs will relocate.

The company and the workers union couldn't come to an agreement on a proposal that would have allowed the company to remain in East Alton.

The company informed the unions in August that it was considering relocating operations to Oxford to enhance the competitiveness of its operations. The company said it engaged in discussions with union leaders over the past two months.
 
A spokesman says the 500,000 square foot facility in Oxford will house all of the Centerfire Operations in one building, providing Winchester with significant efficiencies. This relocation will also bring lower labor costs.
 
The relocation is expected to take place over several years.

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