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Air Products to close Luzerne County plant; 75 workers to lose jobs

HANOVER TWP., Pa. - Air Products is closing its manufacturing facility near Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County.

A spokesperson for the company said workers were notified Wednesday the plant will close August 1. About 75 employees will lose their jobs.

The facility manufactures a specialized liquefied natural gas heat exchanger, the company said, but there has been a decrease in the market for the product.

Air Products also manufactures the product at a plant in Florida.

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