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150 job layoffs as Dexter plant reorganizes

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DEXTER, MO (KFVS) -

Around 150 jobs will be affected as the Faurecia plant in Dexter reorganizes some of its production activities.

A statement from Stacie Tong, director of communications for Faurecia North America, says 150 jobs will be affect between now and the end of 2012.

Employees can choose to take an early retirement package.

The plant cites the changes are needed to adapt to customer needs. Some business will be moving to other Faurecia plants and other work will be coming to Dexter.

See the statement from the company.

"Faurecia's Dexter Plant is reorganizing some of its production activities to adapt to customer needs. This means that some business will be moving to other Faurecia Emissions Controls Technologies plants and other work will be coming to Dexter between now and the end of 2012. Based on the production needs of the plant, Faurecia expects up to 150 jobs to be affected in that time frame. This includes employees who may choose to take an early retirement package. Benefits for those affected will be in accordance with the UAW agreement and Faurecia will work with each employee to help ease the transition."

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