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Akzo Nobel to Cut Jobs at U.K. Coatings Plant

3:20 PM MST | February 25, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Akzo Nobel says it will cut up to 109 jobs at its Darwen, U.K. industrial finishes plant. Akzo says it carried out a review of the site, and decided the plant was “no longer cost-effective.” The company says it has proposed to transfer most of the jobs to its coatings plant at Malmo, Sweden by the end of this year. About 15-20 sales and sales support jobs may remain in the U.K., Akzo says. Akzo did not detail any potential financial impacts by CW press time. The Darwen site employs about 650, and manufactures Akzo’s industrial coatings as well...

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