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Advanced Motors & Drives to cut 72 jobs in DeWitt

By Adam Rombel


DeWITT — Advanced Motors & Drives, a subsidiary of Nidec Corp. (NYSE: NJ), announced it will eliminate 72 jobs at its DeWitt plant in the next 90 to 180 days, with the work being shifted to a Nidec plant in Monterrey, Mexico.

The phase out will occur during the next 3 to 6 months. Some manufacturing functions will continue at the plant along with office and support staff,” the company said in a statement it emailed to late Friday afternoon. “The [DeWitt] restructuring is based on the need to provide service to a global customer base on six continents,” Nidec added.

The  Advanced Motors & Drives subsidiary designs and manufactures special purpose AC, DC, and brushless DC motors for traction, pump, and steering applications for battery operated vehicles, according to Nidec. Its products are used in material handling, lift trucks, golf carts, utility vehicles, scissor lifts, boom lifts, and floor care.

The DeWitt plant is located at 6268 East Molloy Road. Onondaga County tax records indicate it’s a nearly 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility owned by DCM Holding Corp.

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