Manufacturer to close plant in Lincolnton, eliminating 200-plus jobs

Manufacturer to close plant in Lincolnton, eliminating 200-plus jobs

United Technologies Corp.

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — A fire and security protection manufacturer is in the process of shuttering its Lincolnton plant, a move that will eliminate 220 jobs.

Layoffs will start June 7 at the UTC Fire & Security Americas Corp. Inc. facility at 3211 Progress Drive, located about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte.

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Last week, Sarah Satkus, the plant’s HR manager notified the North Carolina Department of Commerce that UTC will be out of the building by the end of 2019. She was somewhat vague on the reason for the closure in the company’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification to the state.

“This action follows a thorough evaluation of our manufacturing operations and is intended to address the challenges the business faces in a rapidly changing industry,” Satkus says in the letter.