Metso announced this week that it will cease manufacturing operations at its plant in York, Pennsylvania, at the end of March 2016. The decision affects approximately 80 employees at the plant. Metso’s other business operations operating out of the York offices will not be affected and the company will continue to offer Metso’s full scope of engineering, equipment and services to its customers.

“We need to find new and more efficient ways to run our business. After careful evaluation of our supply chain model, as well as the current and future workload, we did not see any other option than to close the York manufacturing plant,” said João Ney Colagrossi, president, minerals business area, Metso.

Metso continues to transform its mining business operations by implementing a leaner business model, employing a light assets and sourcing concept to fulfill customer demand while sustaining improved operating results. As an earlier initiative, Metso closed the manufacturing operations at the Lachine manufacturing plant in Quebec, Canada, in the first half of 2015, affecting 191 employees.