Beckman Coulter plant in Porterville to be closed
March 17, 2017
• About 145 workers being fired
• Jobs going to Asia
The Beckman Coulter plant in Porterville, which makes circuit boards for high-tech equipment, has been sold. Its 145 jobs are headed to the Far East.
Nypro, a wholly owned unit of Jabil Circuit Inc., of Saint Petersburg, Florida, has acquired “certain assets of our operations in Porterville,” says Mary Luthy, a Bekman public relations manager.
Financial terms of the deal have not been revealed.
What has been revealed is that the Porterville facility, in operation since 1965 and the city’s largest industrial employer, will be closed with the jobs taken over by Nypro operations in Malaysia, according to the Porterville mayor’s office.
“All affected employees will have resources to support them throughout and after the transition, including severance and outplacement assistance. They will also have access to Nypro’s internal job posting board,” says Ms. Luthy.