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Greenfield plant losing most of its workforce

Stanley Black & Decker cuts 139 of 185 positions
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Posted at 4:55 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 17:00:35-05

GREENFIELD—For most of the 185 workers at the Stanley Black & Decker production plant in Greenfield, the new year may mean looking for new jobs.

In a notice filed with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the company says it is eliminating 139 of the 185 position in Greenfield. Included are testers, assembly people and quality repair technicians.

The last day at work for the employees will be between January 23, 2020 and February 7.

Stanley Black & Decker makes tools, hardware, locks and security systems at its 30 U.S. plants, which include facilities in Fishers and Montpelier, Indiana. Laid off workers in Greenfield can apply for jobs at the other plants, according to company spokesman Shannon Lapierre.

In its notice to the state, the company said its decision was made "in an attempt to strategically consolidate our worldwide operations into fewer facilities." Much of the work done in Greenfield will shift to other manufacturing sites.

Stanley Black & Decker also cited "current challenging market conditions faced by U.S. manufacturers," for the cutbacks in Greenfield.