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New life for New Era?

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 14:43:55-05

Could there be new life for the New Era Cap Company in Derby?  The union representing 200 employees there has a new idea to try and save those jobs.

The Communication Workers of America is asking the company for information so it can look for a new investor to take over the plant that is set to close by February.  The idea is to sell the plant to a new owner who can then continue cap production and sell the product back to New Era.

New Era announced a few weeks ago that it is closing the Derby plant because it wants to get out of the manufacturing business.  The company produces most of it's caps overseas and at a facility in Florida.

We have contacted New Era and are waiting for a response to the union's proposal.

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