Schott to close 'flagship' solar plant

June 29, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Schott Solar announced Thursday it would be closing what the company once billed as its North American flagship manufacturing plant, leaving more than 200 employees without jobs.

Schott spokesman Matthew Kraft confirmed the company’s decision but declined to immediately provide details about the reasons the plant would close later this summer. He said managers spent the day informing their various shifts about the decision.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry alluded to the problem in a statement released Thursday evening.

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