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Lexington Komatsu plant to close

A Lexington manufacturing plant will close its doors in November, eliminating 115 jobs, Komatsu America Corp. announced Friday.

Komatsu Remanufacturing Operation, which remanufactures used engines and other components for construction and mining equipment, is at 1105 Eastland Drive. Facilities in Candiac, Quebec, and Covington, Ga., also will close, affecting 500 employees.

Employees will be offered severance packages, and some will be asked to transfer to other locations, a company spokeswoman said. Komatsu acquired the plant from Louisville-based Brandeis Machinery in 1994. It was built by International Harvester in 1959.

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