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LSC Communications to close Strasburg location

16 January 2020 Shenandoah County News

LSC Communications announced Tuesday that it will be closing its manufacturing facility in Strasburg, impacting hundreds of area residents.

In addition to Strasburg, the company plans to close its facilities in Glasgow, Ky. and Mattoon, Ill., according to a release by the company. The closures of all three locations are expected to be finished by July, but a specific date of closure for the Strasburg location was not provided.

Some employees were notified of the closing through Facebook and were shocked by the news.

Jenna French, Director of Economic Development for Shenandoah County, said she found out about the closing on Tuesday morning, noting the impact of the closing will be felt with the loss of jobs.

French said the last employment figure they had was 384 people working at LSC Communications. She said the agency met with LSC at a routine retention meeting in October and the company at that time gave no notice of a possible closure.

French said they have reached out to LSC to start to help those who will be unemployed get connected to resources. She hopes the impact will be lessened because some employers in the county like Howell Metals and Bowman Andros Products are hiring.

Town Manager Wyatt Pearson said the town will continue to provide support through this transition and look forward to assisting in whatever way they can.

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