Company plans closing of central Indiana warehouse

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GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A tool company plans to close a central Indiana warehouse this summer, eliminating the jobs of nearly 80 workers.

Irwin Tools has notified state officials that it expects the layoffs to start in July at the company's distribution center near Interstate 70 and the Hancock County community of Mount Comfort just east of Indianapolis.

Company spokeswoman Hannah Van Malssen tells the Daily Reporter (http://bit.ly/1fMsqmE ) that the closing decision comes as Irwin Tools is consolidating distribution operations nationally. She says the work done at the Hancock County warehouse is being transferred to a center in the Atlanta area.

Irwin Tools is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid Co.

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Information from: (Greenfield) Daily Reporter, http://www.greenfieldreporter.com

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