Westinghouse Norden Systems to Close Connecticut SiteAP , Associated Press
Feb. 7, 1996 7:00 PM ET
NORWALK, CONN. NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ Westinghouse Norden Systems Inc. said Wednesday that it will close its plant in Connecticut next year, which could result in layoffs of 800 workers.
The company plans to phase out production at the Norwalk, Conn., site, which makes military radar systems, and move the manufacturing to its Baltimore complex, said Emmett B. Wheeler, vice president and general manager of the company's aerospace division.
An engineering center employing between 100 and 125 people will be retained at Norwalk, the company said.
Norden Systems is a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Electric Corp. It was recently bought by Northrop Grumman Corp. as part of a $3.6 billion acquisition of Westinghouse's defense and electronics business.
Westinghouse spokesman Jack Martin, Jr., said the company will offer about 200 jobs to employees willing to move to Baltimore and the remaining workers will lose their jobs.
The plant currently has 889 employees.
Westinghouse said it would begin the move out of Norwalk and Northrop Grumman would complete the transfer, after the purchase is finalized early next month.