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Nordyne moving plants, jobs to Mexico

Nordyne, which operates plants in Poplar Bluff and Boonville, plans to ship some 700 jobs to Mexico.

A suburban St. Louis-based company is shutting down two factories in Missouri that at one time employed more than 700 people.

The Post-Dispatch reports that O'Fallon-based Nordyne Incorporated will finish closing its Poplar Bluff plant next month. The plant in the southeast Missouri town employed about 500 people.

Nordyne will begin closing its Boonville plant in mid-Missouri in December and finish by June, according to a notice filed with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development. About 240 workers will be impacted.

Nordyne is a subsidiary of Nortek, based in Providence, Rhode Island. Nordyne makes residential heating and cooling equipment.

The company announced in March 2013 it would consolidate its Missouri plants at a new location in Saltillo, Mexico.

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