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WESTINGHOUSE TO DISCONTINUE OPERATIONS AT ABINGDON FACILITY

PITTSBURGH, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Corporation (NYSE: WX) today announced it will discontinue operations at its magnet wire plant in Abingdon, Va., as part of its program to exit non-core businesses.

The plant supplies magnet wire used in the manufacture of a variety of products, including motors and transformers.

Approximately 325 people are employed at the plant, and all eligible employees will receive layoff, outplacement and retirement benefits.

Westinghouse has operated the plant since 1970 as a materials supplier to a number of facilities the corporation has since divested.

"The decision to close the Abingdon facility was a difficult one and was made only after extensive but unsuccessful efforts to sell the business," said Roy Thomas, division general manager. "This is a proud plant with a hardworking group of employees. I thank them for their many years of service and contributions to the enterprise."

The Abingdon plant operations will be phased out by the end of the year.
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