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UNISYS TO CONSOLIDATE WORKSTATION MANUFACTURING; FLEMINGTON PLANT TO CLOSE

 UNISYS TO CONSOLIDATE WORKSTATION MANUFACTURING;
 FLEMINGTON PLANT TO CLOSE
 BLUE BELL, Pa., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today it would consolidate its workstation engineering and manufacturing operations and close its workstation plant in Flemington, N.J.
 The Flemington plant, currently employing approximately 675 people, will close by June 1992.
 Unisys said the actions are part of the comprehensive restructuring program to streamline product development, manufacturing and selling processes announced in July. The company said its engineering and manufacturing resources will be focused on high-end Intel-based workstations for the corporate desktop. It will continue to offer a broad and fully competitive range of workstations including PC's as part of its desktop to mainframe product offering, with low-end workstations coming from OEM sources. The company's overall strategic focus is to provide flexible, mission-critical information solutions on open networks in multivendor environments based on workstations, servers and information hubs.
 Bernard Brice, vice president, Unisys Open Systems Group, said, "This manufacturing consolidation is the result of a comprehensive re-evaluation of products, markets and administrative processes in light of continuing fundamental change in the computer industry and persistent economic weakness worldwide. The decision to close Flemington was difficult, but unavoidable. The plant and its workforce have been very effective in producing a range of products since opening in 1980 and we have pursued sale of the operation to permit it to continue in some form. We will continue to evaluate that option, but see no viable possibilities at this time."
 Unisys said extensive outplacement and related programs will be made available to the Flemington employees. The phased closing process will begin in March.
 Since its restructuring announcement in July, Unisys has announced the closing of a mainframe plant in Iowa, a check processing equipment plant in Scotland, a circuit board facility in Salt Lake and a semiconductor wafer forging operation in California. The consolidation reflects both fundamental industry economic transformation and computer technology trends that continue to reduce manufacturing capacity requirements throughout the industry. Unisys had previously reported that it expected the restructuring actions to reduce the company's costs by $800 million annually by the end of 1992 and the program is proceeding on schedule.
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 /CONTACT: J. Peter Hynes of Unisys, 215-986-6948/
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