Ametek-Dixson Outsourcing Jobs, Cuts To Come Over Next Six Months

Just months after one local business announced its' plant will close, circuit–board producer Ametek–Dixson says it will reduce the number of workers at its' Grand Junction facility. Ametek–Dixson manufactures instrument clusters for heavy trucks and vehicles and employs about 200 people locally.

A company spokesperson says printed circuit board production will move to a plant in Mexico because customers are demanding lower prices for the company's products. The business has not said how many jobs will be lost at the facility, but temporary workers will be laid off first.

Engineering, sales, and marketing jobs at the company will not be cut. The layoffs are expected to happen in the next six months. The Ametek–Dixson statement follows the announcement last fall that electronics manufacturer Hamilton Sundstrand will begin a phase–out of operations in Grand Junction starting in June. Those operations are moving to Singapore.

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