Skaneateles Falls Clear Edge Filtration announced last week that it is shutting down its manufacturing plants in Skaneateles Falls and Moravia and transferring the work to a new plant in Tulsa, Okla., home of the company’s corporate headquarters.
About 180 employees will be affected by the closures, the company said. All current employees will be offered employment at the new plant in Tulsa or, if they prefer, “generous” severance packages, the company said.
The move is expected to occur in the beginning of 2013, and was caused by the fact that Oklahoma offers better incentives for businesses than New York State, according to the company.
Clear Edge Filtration makes equipment and parts for industrial filtration systems. It is owned by a Dutch equity firm, and was founded in 1829 in the United Kingdom as an industrial filter fabric producer. The company has more than 50 facilities worldwide, according to its website. Both New York locations are manufacturing and sales facilities.