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Exide to idle majority of operations at Bristol plant

November 7th, 2011 6:00 pm by Staff Report

Exide to idle majority of operations at Bristol plant

BRISTOL — Exide Technologies announced Monday that it will be idling the majority of operations at its Bristol facility.
Exide officials said in a press release that the company is in the process of evaluating its other U.S. manufacturing sites to determine where the work currently being performed in Bristol will be transferred. This change will not affect the spiral-wound product line.
A transition plan is being finalized with the anticipation that the discontinuation of operations will be concluded within the next 12-18 months.
“This was a difficult decision to make and was strictly based on the alternative that provides the best strategic business model for Exide,” said Bruce Cole, president, Exide Americas. “The decision is in no way reflective of the Bristol workforce. We sincerely appreciate our employees’ dedication and commitment over the years as well as the support we have received from the community.”

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