Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Solar plant closes in southwestern Ontario

November 13, 2011
By The Canadian Press

A Lasalle, Ont. solar plant is closing just months after it moved into a renovated plastics factory.

United Solar says demand for solar panels is declining worldwide, and it is closing all four of its plants, including those in Michigan and Mexico.

A company spokesman says it’s temporary, and that they’re hoping to reopen sometime in the new year depending on demand for the commercial-grade solar panels.

In the meantime, 20 full-time employees at the Lasalle plant have been told they are out of work, effective immediately.


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