Mayor: Sabre Industries closing Pennsylvania plant

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ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) – The mayor of a western Pennsylvania borough says Sabre Industries plans to close its plant later this summer, idling about 80 workers.

Ellwood City Mayor Anthony Court tells the New Castle News the plant will close by the end of July. Court says the plant’s manager gave him that information.

The company, which is based in Alvarado, Texas, did not immediately comment on the report. A call to the Ellwood City plant on Tuesday was not immediately returned.

The mayor says Sabre Industries is offering the affected workers jobs at larger plants the company operates in Sioux City, Iowa and Texas. The mayor says about half the plant’s workers live in the borough, which is about 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

The company makes tubular steel poles for utility companies.

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