Kennametal announces plan to close facilities in Westmoreland County and Germany

Kennametal announces plan to close facilities in Westmoreland County and Germany

Kennametal announced Thursday that it would be closing several manufacturing facilities as part of a restructuring plan, including one plant in Westmoreland County.

In a press release, the Pittsburgh-based manufacturer said operations at its plant in Irwin, Pennsylvania would be consolidated into a newly modernized plant in Arkansas.

The company did not say specifically when operations would cease at the Irwin plant, but indicated that the plant's closing — along with the closing of two plants and in distribution center in Germany — would occur across the fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

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