L'Oréal announces plans to close Solon plant by 2013

SOLON, OH (WOIO) - L'Oréal USA's manufacturing plant in Solon announced a plan to transfer production which will result in the closing of the facility on or about the end of 2013.

The decision to relocate the majority of production and equipment to the company's Florence, Kentucky and Franklin, New Jersey plants was taken to ensure that the company could meet the business growth for professional products anticipated in the future.

All shampoo and conditioner production will be centralized at one location in North America.

Tuesday's announcement will affect approximately 260 employees.  The company will offer affected employees in good standing continued employment at other L'Oréal USA locations where possible.

Those who are not able to relocate will receive appropriate financial support consistent with L'Oréal's severance policies as well as job placement assistance.

L'Oréal USA will maintain its distribution facility in Streetsboro.

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