ST. MARYS, Pa., (WTAJ) — LEDVANCE LLC. has announced the closure of its lighting facility in St. Marys and as a result, approximately 175 employees will be impacted in St. Marys and another 125 in Juarez, Mexico which supports the local facility.
For several years, the market for lighting has changed. With new LED lights lasting longer and becoming more cost efficient, there has been a drastic decline in production at factories.
Production in St. Marys will be completely phased out by the end of October 2019. Decommissioning is slated for completion by the summer of 2020.
LEDVANCE states they will begin working with all impacted employees to support them through this transition.