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Husqvarna will close Beatrice, Neb. mower plant

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Husqvarna AB plans to close its southeast Nebraska mower plant and move operations to Orangeburg, S.C., later this year.

The changes announced Thursday will jeopardize 390 jobs at the Beatrice, Neb., plant. They are part of a larger reorganization Husqvarna announced last fall.

The Swedish company says final assembly operations will end in Beatrice during the second half of 2010. It wasn't immediately clear whether all the Beatrice jobs would be eliminated, and Husqvarna officials did not immediately respond to a message left Thursday afternoon.

Husqvarna is 1 of the largest employers in Beatrice and has had some operations there since 1999. The company's current 274,000-square-foot plant opened in 2005.

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Husqvarna AB: http://www.husqvarna.com

Information from: Beatrice Sun, http://www.beatricedailysun.com

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