GE to close Rochester plant; shift work to China

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) - General Electric has announced plans to close its plant on Science Parkway in Rochester by next summer, a move that is expected to cost approximately 90 people their jobs.

The Democrat and Chronicle reports the manufacturing of electronic boards, now done in Monroe County, will be moved to a facility in China.

"GE contracts 80 percent of these products to external partner suppliers already," spokesperson Annette Busateri said in a written statement. "Transferring work is always a tough decision, but we are committed to supporting our employees during this time of transition."

About 50 people are expected to keep their jobs with GE in Rochester at a neighboring building.

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