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 May 14, 2005
Electrical devices manufacturer to close Warwick plant
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WARWICK, R.I. (AP) -- A Warwick production plant will close its doors by the end of the year, eliminating 160 jobs.

Leviton Manufacturing CompanyÔŅĹs Hillsgrove division makes receptacles for electrical plugs. It will close sometime this year.

The companyÔŅĹs distribution warehouse, also in Warwick, will remain open. It employs about 125 people.

The general manager of the division thatÔŅĹs closing tells The Providence Journal high energy and labor costs were factors in the decision.

He also says there has been a twelve to 13 percent decline in residential sales in the past two years.

Leviton is a private, family-owned company, with headquarters in New York, and plants in North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Mexico and China.

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