According to multiple sources, UTC Fire and Security, a plant that manufactures fire detection devices, is closing its plant in Pittsfield and more than 300 jobs will be shipped overseas to China and to the southern United States.
TV5 has learned that employees were notified by management today that the plant would close its doors within the next year.
Ashley Barrie, spokesperson for UTC, did confirm the plant is closing saying the company is moving production to three existing facilities currently producing similar products.
“As we begin the reorganization process, we are committed to working closely with our employees to ensure the transition is handled as best as possible. Ongoing meetings will outline options including consideration for available positions at other facilities and comprehensive severance benefits,” Barrie said in a statement to TV5.