Bosch Tool to Close Another Region 8 Plant

DECEMBER 1, 2004 - Posted at 7:34 a.m. CST

HEBER SPRINGS, AR - Cleburne County will lose 565 jobs by the end of 2007 when officials say a Robert Bosch Tool Corporation plant will close.

The plant opened in 1979 and makes circular saws with the names of Bosch and Skil.  The company says the plant has been unprofitable in recent years and the work will be moved to China.

Workers will be let go in phases over the coming three years.

The news comes on the heels of a similar announcement by the company in May to close its Walnut Ridge plant.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)