More than 150 Tri-State employees are set to lose their jobs. BAE Systems in West Chester just announced it's transferring military production to its Sealy, Texas facility.
“The decision to transition the military production work from our West Chester site to Sealy streamlines our organization, reduces cost and improves our competitive position,” said Frank Pope, President of BAE Systems, Inc.’s Land & Armaments Sector.
The 160 affected employees will be released between November 2012 and the 1st quarter of 2013. BAE's major function is armoring vehicles. All commercial armored vehicle, transparent armor and JLTV engineering work will continue in West Chester, Ohio.
In 2010, BAE laid off several hundred employees.