2 companies closing in Vt townMarch 28,2014
LYNDONVILLE ó Two companies in the town of Lyndonville are planning to close.
Pennsylvania-based Kennametal said itís closing the Vermont plant, for a loss of 80 jobs.
The company said it made the decision in light of changing demand for its products. Kennametal produces tools for metalwork, mining and construction.
Family-owned Vermont Flexible Tubing Co. is planning to close Tuesday. Co-owner Marvin Smith said younger family members werenít interested in taking over the business, which has nine workers.
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