Metso will be closing its York City mining manufacturing plant as of March 31, 2016, and about 80 employees will be transferred or lose their jobs, a company spokesman said.
The plant at 240 Arch St. has been in downtown York since the early 1900s, spokesman Korlan Strayer said. Approximately 80 employees at the plant will be affected, with blue-collar workers made redundant and some white-collar workers being transferred elsewhere, Strayer said.
Strayer said the plant's operations will be phased down from now until its final closing date, with employment decisions depending on workload. He said Metso hoped to employ, occupy and provide wages for as many of the plant's employees for as long as possible.
The plant manufactures mining products.
The mining industry has been slowing globally, Strayer said, as previous investments have left the industry with significant capacity but not enough demand.
Metso, a global industrial company in the mining and aggregates industries, has three other U.S. plants — in Missouri, Massachusetts and Mississippi.
Metso closed its plant in Quebec, Canada, earlier this year, affecting 191 employees.