Rochester GE facility closing
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- General Electric announced it will be closing its Rochester manufacturing facility.
A company spokesperson says a decision was made to transition the work that is being done at the Rochester facility to one of GE's partner suppliers, Jabil, which has its headquarters in Florida, but the manufacturing will be done out of a facility in China.
The decision impacts less than 100 employees at the Rochester facility, those employees were notified of the decision Tuesday.
The company says part of the decision to close the plant was based on its assembly of electronic boards, which GE typically contracts out to external suppliers.
Mayor Lovely Warren called GE's decision to leave Rochester disappointing.
"To hear GE is moving jobs to China; I think that means our country has to be more competitive in the global market and we have to be sure that we are giving our businesses the options to remain competitive and remain in areas that are all across this country," Warren said.