The Boston-headquartered conglomerate, General Electric (GE), has confirmed it will be closing the manufacturing operations at its Virginia, plant.
The power unit will keep the site’s engineering centre open, which employs 200 people.
More than 260 people will lose their jobs in manufacturing at the facility, located in Salem, Virginia. However, 42% of the employees are eligible for retirement.
GE is one of the largest employers in the state’s Salem region, having employed 3,500 at one time.